Product

Gnu Gcc 4.2.1


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Security Grade

439

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SECURITY GRADE

Vulnerability History

Weakness Analysis

Related Vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Severity Score Release Date Summary
CVE-2008-1685 6.8 April 6, 2008

** DISPUTED ** gcc 4.2.0 through 4.3.0 in GNU Compiler Collection, when casts are not used, considers the sum of a pointer and an int to be greater than or equal to the pointer, which might lead to removal of length testing code that was intended as a protection mechanism against integer overflow and buffer overflow attacks, and provide no diagnostic message about this removal. NOTE: the vendor has determined that this compiler behavior is correct according to section 6.5.6 of the C99 standard (aka ISO/IEC 9899:1999).

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