CVE-2016-6318

HIGH

Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in the FascistGecosUser function in lib/fascist.c in cracklib allows local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) or gain privileges via a long GECOS field, involving longbuffer.

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-08/msg00122.html

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/08/16/2

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/92478

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-25

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-09-07

Updated: 2018-10-30

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH