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Re: [bug-gettext] intl: Proof against invalid offset/length

From: Carlos O'Donell
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] intl: Proof against invalid offset/length
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:31:37 -0400
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On 03/13/2015 10:29 AM, Florian Weimer wrote:
> On 03/12/2015 02:04 AM, Bruno Haible wrote:
>> But these arguments don't consider the LANGUAGE variable. The original
>> intent of LANGUAGE was that it contains colon-separated language or locale
>> identifiers. But in fact, you can specify relative files names that start
>> with "../", and thus you can make the _nl_load_domain function in glibc
>> access files anywhere in the file system.
> Yes, this is bug 17142.

In my opinion we need to restrict LANGUAGE just like we restricted all
other the other variables in CVE-2014-0475.


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