CVE-2015-8982

MEDIUM

Description

Integer overflow in the strxfrm function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.21 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string, which triggers a stack-based buffer overflow.

References

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/02/13/3

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/02/14/9

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/72602

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=16009

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=glibc.git;h=0f9e585480ed

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-03-15

Updated: 2017-03-17

Type: CWE-190

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

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

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 2.2

Severity: HIGH