Brocade Security Advisory
There was a small optimization for PowerPCs to pre-increment a pointer when accessing a word, instead of post-incrementing. This required prefacing the loop with a decrement of the pointer, possibly pointing before the object passed. This is not compliant with the C standard, for which decrementing a pointer before its allocated memory is undefined. When tested on a modern PowerPC with a modern compiler, the optimization no longer has any effect.
Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable
Brocade Fabric OS, Brocade FastIron OS, Brocade NetIron OS, Brocade Network Advisor, Brocade ServerIron ADX, Brocade SLX-OS, and Brocade Virtual ADX are confirmed not affected by this vulnerability.
There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
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