CVE-2015-8984

MEDIUM

Description

The fnmatch function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.22 might allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed pattern, which triggers an out-of-bounds read.

References

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/02/26/5

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

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/72789

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=18032

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=glibc.git;h=4a28f4d55a6cc33474c0792fe93b5942d81bf185

https://www.sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2015-08/msg00609.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-03-20

Updated: 2017-03-22

Type: CWE-125

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 2.2

Severity: MEDIUM