CVE-2017-17426

MEDIUM

Description

The malloc function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.26 could return a memory block that is too small if an attempt is made to allocate an object whose size is close to SIZE_MAX, potentially leading to a subsequent heap overflow. This occurs because the per-thread cache (aka tcache) feature enables a code path that lacks an integer overflow check.

References

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22375

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=glibc.git;h=34697694e8a93b325b18f25f7dcded55d6baeaf6

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-12-05

Updated: 2017-12-15

Type: CWE-190

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