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CVE Request -- gpsd 3.9 fixing a denial of service flaw
From: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov () redhat com>
Date: Thu, 2 May 2013 05:58:48 -0400 (EDT)

Hello Kurt, Steve, Eric, Miroslav, vendors,

  GPSD upstream has released 3.9 version:
  [1] http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/gpsd-dev/2013-05/msg00000.html

correcting one denial of service problem [2]:
A denial of service flaw was found in the way AIS driver packet parser of
gpsd, a service daemon for mediating access to a GPS, processed certain
malformed packets. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted
device input that, when processed would lead to gpsd's packet parser
crash (gpsd daemon termination).

[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=958717

Candidate upstream patches [*]:
[3] http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gpsd.git/commit/?id=08edc49d8f63c75bfdfb480b083b0d960310f94f
[4] http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gpsd.git/commit/?id=dd9c3c2830cb8f8fd8491ce68c82698dc5538f50

[*] Candidate because upstream #38511 is private currently:
    http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?38511 => hard to say
    if [3] is fixing this issue, or the DoS would be caused
    by the malformed packet crash / sample, as listed in [4].
@Eric - Eric, could you please help us to solve this doubt? (which
of the patches is the correct one to fix the above mentioned DoS
/ security issue)

Thanks: Goes to Miroslav Lichvar for bringing this one to my attention.

Kurt, could you allocate a CVE identifier for this?

Thank you && Regards, Jan.
Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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