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Scientific Linux alert SLSA-2013:1500-1 (gc)

From:  Pat Riehecky <>
To:  <>
Subject:  Security ERRATA Moderate: gc on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Date:  Mon, 4 Nov 2013 19:13:49 +0000
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Synopsis: Moderate: gc security update Advisory ID: SLSA-2013:1500-1 Issue Date: 2013-11-04 CVE Numbers: CVE-2012-2673 -- It was discovered that gc's implementation of the malloc() and calloc() routines did not properly perform parameter sanitization when allocating memory. If an application using gc did not implement application-level validity checks for the malloc() and calloc() routines, a remote attacker could provide specially crafted application-specific input, which, when processed by the application, could lead to an application crash or, potentially, arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2012-2673) Applications using gc must be restarted for the update to take effect. -- SL6 x86_64 gc-7.1-12.el6_4.x86_64.rpm gc-debuginfo-7.1-12.el6_4.x86_64.rpm gc-7.1-12.el6_4.i686.rpm gc-debuginfo-7.1-12.el6_4.i686.rpm gc-devel-7.1-12.el6_4.i686.rpm gc-devel-7.1-12.el6_4.x86_64.rpm i386 gc-7.1-12.el6_4.i686.rpm gc-debuginfo-7.1-12.el6_4.i686.rpm gc-devel-7.1-12.el6_4.i686.rpm - Scientific Linux Development Team

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