Unix-like operating systems may segfault due to dereferencing a dangling pointer in specific circumstances. This requires the user to set any environment variable in a different thread than the affected functions.
The affected functions are:
Non-Unix targets are unaffected. This includes Windows and wasm.
Pending a proper fix, the internal method that determines the local offset has been modified to always return None on the affected operating systems. This has the effect of returning an Err on the try_* methods and UTC on the non-try_* methods.
Users and library authors with time in their dependency tree should perform cargo update, which will pull in a the updated, unaffected code.
No workarounds are known.
smallvec: Buffer overflow in SmallVec::insert_many
A bug in the SmallVec::insert_many method caused it to allocate a buffer that was smaller than needed. It then wrote past the end of the buffer, causing a buffer overflow and memory corruption on the heap.
This bug was only triggered if the iterator passed to insert_many yielded more items than the lower bound returned from its size_hint method.
The flaw was corrected in smallvec 0.6.14 and 1.6.1, by ensuring that additional space is always reserved for each item inserted. The fix also simplified the implementation of insert_many to use less unsafe code, so it is easier to verify its correctness.
Thank you to Yechan Bae (@Qwaz) and the Rust group at Georgia Tech’s SSLab for finding and reporting this bug.
hyper's HTTP server code had a flaw that incorrectly understands some requests
with multiple transfer-encoding headers to have a chunked payload, when it
should have been rejected as illegal. This combined with an upstream HTTP proxy
that understands the request payload boundary differently can result in
"request smuggling" or "desync attacks".