OpenBSD 4.6 and NetBSD 5.0.1 'printf(1)' Format String Parsing Denial of Service Vulnerability

ID SSV:86547
Type seebug
Reporter Root
Modified 2014-07-01T00:00:00


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OpenBSD and NetBSD are prone to a denial-of-service vulnerability because they fail to properly parse format strings to the 'printf(1)' function.

An attacker can exploit this issue to cause applications using the vulnerable call to crash with a segmentation fault, denying service to legitimate users.

The following are reported vulnerable:

OpenBSD 4.6
NetBSD 5.0.1

printf %*********s 666