Vulnerability CVE-2015-8779


Published: 2016-04-19   Modified: 2016-04-20

Description:
Stack-based buffer overflow in the catopen function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.23 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long catalog name.

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Topic
Author
Date
Med.
glibc catopen() Multiple unbounded stack allocations
Maksymilian Arci...
22.01.2016

Type:

CWE-119

(Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer)

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
7.5/10
6.4/10
10/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
Partial
Partial
Affected software
SUSE -> Linux enterprise debuginfo 
SUSE -> Linux enterprise desktop 
SUSE -> Linux enterprise server 
SUSE -> Linux enterprise software development kit 
SUSE -> Suse linux enterprise server 
Opensuse -> Opensuse 
Novell -> Opensuse 
GNU -> Glibc 
Fedoraproject -> Fedora 
Debian -> Debian linux 
Canonical -> Ubuntu linux 

 References:
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2016-May/184626.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-02/msg00036.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-02/msg00037.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-02/msg00038.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-02/msg00039.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-02/msg00042.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0680.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3480
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3481
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/01/19/11
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/01/20/1
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/82244
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2985-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2985-2
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1916
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201602-02
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201702-11
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=17905
https://www.sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2016-02/msg00502.html

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