FreeBSD Information for VU#369427

Format string vulnerability in libutil pw_error(3) function



Vendor Statement

FreeBSD was also vulnerable to this problem since the affected code has a common ancestor. Like OpenBSD, we fixed the problem during security auditing in 2000/07, but did not realise it to be a security vulnerability since the function is not part of a library on FreeBSD, but the source code file containing the function is included directly in the affected setuid programs. FreeBSD 3.5.1 and 4.0 are the most recent affected versions - 4.1 and 4.1.1 are unaffected.

An advisory is under preparation and will likely be released on 2000/10/30.


Vendor Information

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