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Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:51:58 +0100
From: Florian Weimer <>
CC: Vincent Danen <>, Sebastian Krahmer <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request coreutils

On 01/22/2013 04:47 PM, Vincent Danen wrote:

> Do you believe this would be the case with modern GCC/Glibc hardening
> though?  Wouldn't this just be rendered a crash?

Catching this reliably needs compiling with -fstack-check, which is 
currently not among commonly used hardening flags.  The generated code 
used to be rather buggy, too.

Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security Team

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