[Debian-med-packaging] Bug#778397: Henry Spencer regular expressions (regex) library contains a heap overflow vulnerability

Andreas Tille tille at debian.org
Sat Feb 14 17:06:33 UTC 2015

Hi Luciano,

I can confirm that the problem affects testing and unstable.  The
package is not in stable.  I have commited a patch in SVN:


Upstream is in CC of this mail so I'll set "Forwarded:" to the patch.  I
can upload in less than 24 hours if you acknowledge.

Kind regards


On Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 03:29:37PM +0100, Luciano Bello wrote:
> Package: librcsb-core-wrapper
> Severity: important
> Tags: security patch
> The security team received a report from the CERT Coordination Center that the 
> Henry Spencer regular expressions (regex) library contains a heap overflow 
> vulnerability. It looks like this package includes the affected code at that's 
> the reason of this bug report.
> The patch is available here:
> http://gitweb.dragonflybsd.org/dragonfly.git/blobdiff/4d133046c59a851141519d03553a70e903b3eefc..2841837793bd095a82f477e9c370cfe6cfb3862c:/lib/libc/regex/regcomp.c
> Please, can you confirm if the binary packages are affected? Are stable and 
> testing affected?
> More information, here:
> http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/695940
> https://guidovranken.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/full-disclosure-heap-overflow-in-h-spencers-regex-library-on-32-bit-systems/
> A CVE id has been requested already and the report will be updated with it 
> eventually.
> Cheers, luciano
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