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CVE-2015-1473 Detail

Current Description

The ADDW macro in stdio-common/vfscanf.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.21 does not properly consider data-type size during a risk-management decision for use of the alloca function, which might allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation violation) or overwrite memory locations beyond the stack boundary via a long line containing wide characters that are improperly handled in a wscanf call.

Source:  MITRE
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CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

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Hyperlink Resource
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/02/04/1
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinoct2015-2719645.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/72499
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2519-1
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=glibc.git;a=commit;h=5bd80bfe9ca0d955bfbbc002781bc7b01b6bcb06

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:glibc:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
2.20


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-1473
NVD Published Date:
04/08/2015
NVD Last Modified:
11/28/2016