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SubjectRe: [PATCH] netfilter: nf_conntrack_ftp: prevent integer overflows in get_port()
On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 6:31 AM, Mansour Moufid <> wrote:
> From: Mansour Moufid <>
> This patch prevents potential integer overflows from occurring in the
> port number parsing function `get_port', in the file
> net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_ftp.c; related constants are defined in
> include/linux/kernel.h. This applies to stable version
> The concern is a firewall could be made to open an otherwise closed
> port. For example, get_port("65558?", 0, 6, '?', foo) currently
> returns 22 in *foo.

It isn't a serious problem. If an attacker can control the contents,
he can just give a valid port 22 instead of utilizing this integer

Changli Gao(

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