The vfprintf function in stdio-common/vfprintf.c in libc in GNU C
Library (aka glibc) 2.14 and other versions does not properly
calculate a buffer length, which allows context-dependent attackers to
bypass the FORTIFY_SOURCE format-string protection mechanism and cause
a denial of service (segmentation fault and crash) via a format string
with a large number of format specifiers that triggers
"desynchronization within the buffer size handling," a different
vulnerability than CVE-2012-3404.
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