CVE-2016-3706

MEDIUM

Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in the getaddrinfo function in sysdeps/posix/getaddrinfo.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via vectors involving hostent conversion. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2013-4458.

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-06/msg00030.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-07/msg00039.html

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21995039

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/102073

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/88440

https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2017-12-01

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=20010

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=glibc.git;h=4ab2ab03d4351914ee53248dc5aef4a8c88ff8b9

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-06-10

Updated: 2018-10-30

Type: CWE-20

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH