ocaml: information disclosure

2016-10-24T00:00:00
ID ASA-201610-17
Type archlinux
Reporter Arch Linux
Modified 2016-10-24T00:00:00

Description

OCaml versions 4.02.3 and earlier have a runtime bug that, on 64-bit platforms, causes sizes arguments to an internal memmove call to be sign-extended from 32 to 64-bits before being passed to the memmove function. This leads arguments between 2GiB and 4GiB to be interpreted as larger than they are (specifically, a bit below 2^64), causing a buffer overflow. Arguments between 4GiB and 6GiB are interpreted as 4GiB smaller than they should be, causing a possible information leak.