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

From: Florian Weimer
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] intl: Proof against invalid offset/length
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:29:11 +0100
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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.

Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security

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