Vulnerability CVE-2017-7555


Published: 2017-08-17   Modified: 2017-08-18

Description:
Augeas versions up to and including 1.8.0 are vulnerable to heap-based buffer overflow due to improper handling of escaped strings. Attacker could send crafted strings that would cause the application using augeas to copy past the end of a buffer, leading to a crash or possible code execution.

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
Augeas -> Augeas 

 References:
http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3949
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/100378
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2788
https://github.com/hercules-team/augeas/pull/480
https://puppet.com/security/cve/cve-2017-7555

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