fedora 24
format weakness #44

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Weakness Breakdown


Definition:

A format string exploit occurs when the data of an input string is evaluated as a command by the program. This class of attacks is very similar to buffer overflows since an attacker could execute code, read the stack or cause new behaviors that compromise security. Learn more about format string attacks on OWASP attack index.

Warning code(s):

If format strings can be influenced by an attacker, they can be exploited.

File Name:

bib2html-1.2.1/bib2html.tab.c

Context:

The highlighted line of code below is the trigger point of this particular Fedora 24 format weakness.

 #  else
#   define YYLEX		yylex (&yylval, &yylloc)
#  endif
# else /* !YYLSP_NEEDED */
#  ifdef YYLEX_PARAM
#   define YYLEX		yylex (&yylval, YYLEX_PARAM)
#  else
#   define YYLEX		yylex (&yylval)
#  endif
# endif /* !YYLSP_NEEDED */
#else /* !YYPURE */
# define YYLEX			yylex ()
#endif /* !YYPURE */


/* Enable debugging if requested.  */
#if YYDEBUG

# ifndef YYFPRINTF
#  ifdef __cplusplus
#   include <cstdio>  /* INFRINGES ON USER NAME SPACE */
#  else
#   include <stdio.h> /* INFRINGES ON USER NAME SPACE */
#  endif
#  define YYFPRINTF YYSTD (fprintf)
# endif

# define YYDPRINTF(Args)			\
do {						\
  if (yydebug)					\
    YYFPRINTF Args;				\
} while (0)
/* Nonzero means print parse trace. [The following comment makes no
   sense to me.  Could someone clarify it?  --akim] Since this is
   uninitialized, it does not stop multiple parsers from coexisting.
   */
int yydebug;
#else /* !YYDEBUG */
# define YYDPRINTF(Args)
#endif /* !YYDEBUG */

/* YYINITDEPTH -- initial size of the parser's stacks.  */
#ifndef	YYINITDEPTH
# define YYINITDEPTH 200
#endif

/* YYMAXDEPTH -- maximum size the stacks can grow to (effective only
   if the built-in stack extension method is used).

   Do not make this value too large; the results are undefined if 

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