CVE-2015-1472

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Description

The ADDW macro in stdio-common/vfscanf.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.21 does not properly consider data-type size during memory allocation, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a long line containing wide characters that are improperly handled in a wscanf call.

References

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/02/04/1

http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/153278/WAGO-852-Industrial-Managed-Switch-Series-Code-Execution-Hardcoded-Credentials.html

http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/154361/Cisco-Device-Hardcoded-Credentials-GNU-glibc-BusyBox.html

http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2019/Jun/18

http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2019/Sep/7

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujan2018-3236628.html

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinoct2015-2719645.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/72428

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2519-1

https://seclists.org/bugtraq/2019/Jun/14

https://seclists.org/bugtraq/2019/Sep/7

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201602-02

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=glibc.git;a=commit;h=5bd80bfe9ca0d955bfbbc002781bc7b01b6bcb06

https://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2015-02/msg00119.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2015-04-08

Updated: 2019-06-13

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

View all (18 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
125005EulerOS Virtualization 3.0.1.0 : glibc (EulerOS-SA-2019-1552)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
88822GLSA-201602-02 : GNU C Library: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
critical
88573RHEL 7 : glibc (RHSA-2015:2589)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
87556Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL7.x x86_64 (20151119)NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
87343Amazon Linux AMI : glibc (ALAS-2015-617)NessusAmazon Linux Local Security Checks
high
87142CentOS 7 : glibc (CESA-2015:2199)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
87092Oracle Linux 7 : glibc (ELSA-2015-2199)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
86937RHEL 7 : glibc (RHSA-2015:2199)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
83705SUSE SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2015:0551-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
83704SUSE SLES10 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2015:0550-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
83701SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2015:0526-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
82421Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDVSA-2015:168)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
high
82149Debian DLA-165-1 : eglibc security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
81667SuSE 11.3 Security Update : glibc (SAT Patch Number 10357)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
81615Fedora 21 : glibc-2.20-8.fc21 (2015-2837)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
81572Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : eglibc, glibc vulnerabilities (USN-2519-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
81560openSUSE Security Update : glibc (openSUSE-2015-173)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
81448Debian DSA-3169-1 : eglibc - security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high