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Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2011 23:15:40 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: crypt_blowfish 8-bit character mishandling

On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 09:56:23AM -0600, Vincent Danen wrote:
> PostgreSQL is affected as well (the pgcrypto module):
> % head crypt-blowfish.c 
> /*
>  * $PostgreSQL: pgsql/contrib/pgcrypto/crypt-blowfish.c,v 1.14 2009/06/11 
>  14:48:52 momjian Exp $

Right.  Luckily, it is well-maintained - Tom Lane committed a fix based
on crypt_blowfish 1.1's on June 21st:;a=commitdiff;h=ca59dfa6f727fe3bf3a01904ec30e87f7fa5a67e

I've just e-mailed Tom to let him know about crypt_blowfish 1.2 with its
more elaborate changes, and to try to persuade him to include the runtime
quick self-test - to catch miscompiles, bugs potentially introduced in
re-users of the code (such as in a future revision of pgcrypto - who
knows), and to clean up the stack locations.


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