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Re: glob resource exhaustion [CVE-2010-2632]

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: glob resource exhaustion [CVE-2010-2632]
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 18:49:17 -0400
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On Wednesday, October 13, 2010 18:38:14 Bruno Haible wrote:
> Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > i havent seen any mention on glibc or gnulib lists of CVE-2010-2632.  the
> > report claims glibc is affected, and since the gnulib/glibc
> > implementations are pretty similar, gnulib would be as well.  i dont
> > suppose there is a bug report somewhere i could follow for status on
> > this ?
> > 
> > http://securityreason.com/exploitalert/9223
> But why should this be a bug in libc?

the original report discussed GLOB_LIMIT not functioning correctly which would 
make it a bug in libc:

but i see now that this is a BSD-specific enhancement and not available in 
gnulib/glibc.  so nm my noise.

> Just my 0.02 €. Feel free to open a bug in glibc bugzilla if you want to
> hear Ulrich Drepper's opinion.

i'm sure i can find more useful things to do.  like punching rusty nails.

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