CVE-2011-1071

MEDIUM

Description

The GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.12.2 and Embedded GLIBC (EGLIBC) allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a long UTF8 string that is used in an fnmatch call, aka a "stack extension attack," a related issue to CVE-2010-2898, CVE-2010-1917, and CVE-2007-4782, as originally reported for use of this library by Google Chrome.

References

http://bugs.debian.org/615120

http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=48733

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/02/26/3

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/02/28/11

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/02/28/15

http://scarybeastsecurity.blogspot.com/2011/02/i-got-accidental-code-execution-via.html

http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2011/Feb/635

http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2011/Feb/644

http://secunia.com/advisories/43492

http://secunia.com/advisories/43830

http://secunia.com/advisories/43989

http://secunia.com/advisories/46397

http://securityreason.com/securityalert/8175

http://securitytracker.com/id?1025290

http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=11883

http://sourceware.org/git/?p=glibc.git;a=commit;h=f15ce4d8dc139523fe0c273580b604b2453acba6

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:178

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0412.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0413.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/520102/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/46563

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0012.html

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0863

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=681054

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A12853

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2011-04-08

Updated: 2018-10-09

Type: CWE-399

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.1

Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 4.9

Severity: MEDIUM