Debian: ssh buffer management error

    Date16 Sep 2003
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A bug has been found in OpenSSH's buffer handling where a buffer couldbe marked as grown when the actual reallocation failed.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-382-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                         Wichert Akkerman
    September 16, 2003
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    Package        : ssh
    Vulnerability  : buffer handling
    Problem type   : possible remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVS references : CAN-2003-0693
    A bug has been found in OpenSSH's buffer handling where a buffer could
    be marked as grown when the actual reallocation failed.
    This bug has been fixed in upstream version 3.7. For the Debian stable
    distribution this bug has eeb fixed in version 1:3.4p1-1.1 .
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