makeinfo fails on sparc with buffer overflow detected, causing other packages ftbfs

Bug #569802 reported by Matthias Klose
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
texinfo (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Kees Cook
Won't Fix

Bug Description

Binary package hint: texinfo

seen building libgcrypt11:

*** buffer overflow detected ***: makeinfo terminated
======= Backtrace: =========
======= Memory map: ========
00010000-00044000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 7406614 /usr/bin/makeinfo
00052000-00054000 r--p 00032000 08:02 7406614 /usr/bin/makeinfo
00054000-0005c000 rwxp 00034000 08:02 7406614 /usr/bin/makeinfo
0005c000-0018c000 rwxp 0005c000 00:00 0 [heap]
70000000-7003c000 rw-p 70000000 00:00 0
7007c000-7009e000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 7323798 /lib/
700ac000-700ae000 r--p 00020000 08:02 7323798 /lib/
700ae000-700b0000 rwxp 00022000 08:02 7323798 /lib/
700b0000-70218000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 7323846 /lib/
70218000-70228000 ---p 00168000 08:02 7323846 /lib/
70228000-7022a000 r--p 00168000 08:02 7323846 /lib/
7022a000-7022e000 rwxp 0016a000 08:02 7323846 /lib/
7022e000-70230000 rwxp 7022e000 00:00 0
ffdf0000-ffe1a000 rw-p 7fefffd6000 00:00 0 [stack]
/build/buildd/libgcrypt11-1.4.4/missing: line 47: 25043 Aborted "$@"

Matthias Klose (doko)
Changed in texinfo (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → lucid-updates
status: New → Confirmed
Revision history for this message
Rico Tzschichholz (ricotz) wrote :

I confirm this problem building libgcrypt11 on Natty/amd64

Kees Cook (kees)
Changed in texinfo (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Kees Cook (kees)
milestone: lucid-updates → natty-alpha-3
Kees Cook (kees)
Changed in texinfo (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package texinfo - 4.13a.dfsg.1-6ubuntu3

texinfo (4.13a.dfsg.1-6ubuntu3) natty; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/minor-buffer-size-fix: increase stack buffer size
    for sprintf of numeric values (LP: #569802).
 -- Kees Cook <email address hidden> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 14:24:55 -0800

Changed in texinfo (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

lucid has seen the end of its life and is no longer receiving any updates. Marking the lucid task for this ticket as "Won't Fix".

Changed in texinfo (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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