CVE-2015-8779

HIGH

Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in the catopen function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.23 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long catalog name.

References

http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2016-May/184626.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-02/msg00036.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-02/msg00037.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-02/msg00038.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-02/msg00039.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-02/msg00042.html

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

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0680.html

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

http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3480

http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3481

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/01/19/11

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/01/20/1

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/82244

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2985-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2985-2

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1916

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

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201702-11

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=17905

https://www.sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2016-02/msg00502.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-04-19

Updated: 2018-10-30

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: CRITICAL