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[bug#29490] [PATCH] Revert "gnu: glibc: Fix CVE-2017-15670, CVE-2017-156

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#29490] [PATCH] Revert "gnu: glibc: Fix CVE-2017-15670, CVE-2017-15671."
Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2018 23:27:24 +0100
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Marius Bakke <address@hidden> skribis:

> Marius Bakke <address@hidden> writes:
>> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Hello,
>>> Marius Bakke <address@hidden> skribis:
>>>> These issues has been classified as minor by Debian:
>>>> ...and is not worth the cost of grafting and maintaining this patch.
>>> I don’t see Debian’s classification as “minor”, but I see NVD severity
>>> “high” and “medium” (I personally fail to imagine concrete remote
>>> exploitation scenarios, but I largely lack the mental muscles for this.)
>> At the bottom of the page is the status for the stable releases, which
>> didn't get a DSA due to being a minor issue.
>> The recent update of glibc on core-updates included a fix for a similar
>> problem:
>> I suppose we can graft that too, but would prefer to just drop them.  We
>> get the fixes when we merge core-updates in a few weeks anyway.
> I pushed this to core-updates, since I'd rather not re-graft everything
> on 'master'.  The 2.26 package on core-updates have these fixes anyway.

Great, thanks for keeping track of it.

> This particular patch author will do a lot more research on future glibc
> security issues...

Heheh.  :-)


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