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has caused the Debian Bug report #814239,
regarding gcc-4.9: debian/patches/ada-symbolic-tracebacks.diff use snprintf 
return value without check
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Package: gcc-4.9
Version: 4.9.2-10
Severity: normal
Tags: security

During code search, I found potentially problematic code in debian/patches/ada-symbolic-tracebacks.diff: it uses snprintf() results without checking its range, like this:

+            else {
+ *len += snprintf(s, (max_len - (*len)), "%p at %s",addrs[i], line);
+            }
+            s = buf + (*len);

When formatted string would overflow supplied buffer or other error happens, snprintf returns value larger than buffer size or -1. In both cases, if you directly add it to the pointer, like in the above code, bad things will happen.

(Same patch seems used with other versions of gcc-* packages.)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.1
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: amd64

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ru_RU.KOI8-R, LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.KOI8-R (charmap=KOI8-R)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages gcc-4.9 depends on:
ii  binutils        2.25-5
ii  cpp-4.9         4.9.2-10
ii  gcc-4.9-base    4.9.2-10
ii  libc6           2.19-18
ii  libcloog-isl4   0.18.2-1+b2
ii  libgcc-4.9-dev  4.9.2-10
ii  libgmp10        2:6.0.0+dfsg-6
ii  libisl10        0.12.2-2
ii  libmpc3         1.0.2-1
ii  libmpfr4        3.1.2-2
ii  zlib1g          1:1.2.8.dfsg-2+b1

Versions of packages gcc-4.9 recommends:
ii  libc6-dev  2.19-18

Versions of packages gcc-4.9 suggests:
ii  gcc-4.9-doc       4.9.1-3
pn  gcc-4.9-locales   <none>
ii  gcc-4.9-multilib  4.9.2-10
pn  libasan1-dbg      <none>
pn  libatomic1-dbg    <none>
pn  libcilkrts5-dbg   <none>
pn  libgcc1-dbg       <none>
pn  libgomp1-dbg      <none>
pn  libitm1-dbg       <none>
pn  liblsan0-dbg      <none>
pn  libquadmath0-dbg  <none>
pn  libtsan0-dbg      <none>
pn  libubsan0-dbg     <none>

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Version: 4.9.4-2+rm

Dear submitter,

as the package gcc-4.9 has just been removed from the Debian archive
unstable we hereby close the associated bug reports.  We are sorry
that we couldn't deal with your issue properly.

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