Bug 736174 - VUL-1: CVE-2009-5029: glibc: timezone integer overflow
VUL-1: CVE-2009-5029: glibc: timezone integer overflow
Status: VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 735850
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Product: SUSE Security Incidents
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Assigned To: Michael Matz
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Reported: 2011-12-12 09:44 UTC by Matthias Weckbecker
Modified: 2011-12-12 12:43 UTC (History)
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Description Matthias Weckbecker 2011-12-12 09:44:13 UTC
There is an integer overflow in the timezone handling in glibc. The __tzfile_read() function parses timezone files and does not validate
user-controllable integers that are later used to allocate memory with 
a call to malloc(),


And a possible attack vector: 

Comment 1 Matthias Weckbecker 2011-12-12 12:43:04 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 735850 ***