|Bugzilla:||855385: CVE-2012-4412 glibc: strcoll() integer overflow leading to buffer overflow|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
Integer overflow in string/strcoll_l.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.17 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.
This issue affects the version of glibc as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having moderate security impact, a future update may address this flaw.
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