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FreeBSD -- iconv buffer overflow

Affected packages
12.0 <= FreeBSD < 12.0_7
11.2 <= FreeBSD < 11.2_11


VuXML ID f62bba56-b309-11e9-a87f-a4badb2f4699
Discovery 2019-07-02
Entry 2019-07-30

Problem Description:

With certain inputs, iconv may write beyond the end of the output buffer.


Depending on the way in which iconv is used, an attacker may be able to create a denial of service, provoke incorrect program behavior, or induce a remote code execution. iconv is a libc library function and the nature of possible attacks will depend on the way in which iconv is used by applications or daemons.


CVE Name CVE-2019-5600
FreeBSD Advisory SA-19:09.iconv