CVE-2017-15671

MEDIUM

Description

The glob function in glob.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.27, when invoked with GLOB_TILDE, could skip freeing allocated memory when processing the ~ operator with a long user name, potentially leading to a denial of service (memory leak).

References

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/101517

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22325

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-10-20

Updated: 2017-10-25

Type: CWE-119

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