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greed -- insecure GRX file processing


A buffer overflow vulnerability has been detected in the greed URL handling code. This bug can especially be a problem when greed is used to process GRX (GetRight) files that originate from untrusted sources.

The bug finder, Manigandan Radhakrishnan, gave the following description:

Here are the bugs. First, in main.c, DownloadLoop() uses strcat() to copy an input filename to the end of a 128-byte COMMAND array. Second, DownloadLoop() passes the input filename to system() without checking for special characters such as semicolons.



portaudit: greed -- insecure GRX file processing

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