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[PATCH] CVE-2018-19591: if_nametoindex: Fix descriptor for overlong name [BZ #23927]


We need to check the length of the string right before the strncpy call
to avoid reintroducing the compiler warning from bug 22442.

2018-11-27  Florian Weimer  <fweimer@redhat.com>

	[BZ #23927]
	CVE-2018-19591
	* sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/if_index.c (__if_nametoindex): Close
	descriptor in case of ENODEV error.

diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index f488821af1..1098be1afb 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -57,7 +57,9 @@ Changes to build and runtime requirements:
 
 Security related changes:
 
-  [Add security related changes here]
+  CVE-2018-19591: A file descriptor leak in if_nametoindex can lead to a
+  denial of service due to resource exhaustion when processing getaddrinfo
+  calls with crafted host names.  Reported by Guido Vranken.
 
 The following bugs are resolved with this release:
 
diff --git a/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/if_index.c b/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/if_index.c
index e3d08982d9..3e999d6509 100644
--- a/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/if_index.c
+++ b/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/if_index.c
@@ -45,6 +45,7 @@ __if_nametoindex (const char *ifname)
 
   if (strlen (ifname) >= IFNAMSIZ)
     {
+      __close_nocancel_nostatus (fd);
       __set_errno (ENODEV);
       return 0;
     }


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