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Overflow error in fetch


An integer overflow condition in fetch(1) in the processing of HTTP headers can result in a buffer overflow.

A malicious server or CGI script can respond to an HTTP or HTTPS request in such a manner as to cause arbitrary portions of the client's memory to be overwritten, allowing for arbitrary code execution.



portaudit: Overflow error in fetch

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