CVE-2012-4424

MEDIUM

Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in string/strcoll_l.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.17 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string that triggers a malloc failure and use of the alloca function.

References

http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=14547

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2013:283

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2013:284

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/09/13/16

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1991-1

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=858238

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201503-04

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2013-10-09

Updated: 2017-07-01

Type: CWE-119

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