CVE-2016-9586

MEDIUM

Description

curl before version 7.52.0 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when doing a large floating point output in libcurl's implementation of the printf() functions. If there are any application that accepts a format string from the outside without necessary input filtering, it could allow remote attacks.

References

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuoct2018-4428296.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/95019

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037515

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3558

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2016-9586

https://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_20161221A.html

https://github.com/curl/curl/commit/curl-7_51_0-162-g3ab3c16

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/11/msg00005.html

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-47

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-04-23

Updated: 2018-11-13

Type: CWE-119

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