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CVE-2015-8778 Detail

Current Description

Integer overflow 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 the size argument to the __hcreate_r function, which triggers out-of-bounds heap-memory access.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.8 CRITICAL
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3.0 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 3.9


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2016-May/184626.html Third Party Advisory
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-02/msg00036.html Third Party Advisory
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-02/msg00037.html Third Party Advisory
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-02/msg00038.html Third Party Advisory
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-02/msg00039.html Third Party Advisory
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-02/msg00042.html Third Party Advisory
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/154361/Cisco-Device-Hardcoded-Credentials-GNU-glibc-BusyBox.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0680.html
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2019/Sep/7
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 Third Party Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/01/20/1 Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/83275
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2985-1 Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2985-2 Third Party Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1916
https://seclists.org/bugtraq/2019/Sep/7
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201602-02 Third Party Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201702-11
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=18240 Issue Tracking
https://www.sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2016-02/msg00502.html Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer (CWE-119)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:fedoraproject:fedora:23:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)

Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)

Configuration 4 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:glibc:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
2.22

Configuration 5 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:suse:linux_enterprise_debuginfo:11:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:a:suse:linux_enterprise_debuginfo:11:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:a:suse:linux_enterprise_debuginfo:11:sp4:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:opensuse:opensuse:13.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_desktop:11:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_desktop:11:sp4:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_desktop:12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_desktop:12:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_server:11:sp2:*:*:lts:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_server:11:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_server:11:sp3:*:*:*:vmware:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_server:11:sp4:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_server:12:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_software_development_kit:11:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_software_development_kit:11:sp4:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_software_development_kit:12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_software_development_kit:12:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:suse:suse_linux_enterprise_server:12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-8778
NVD Published Date:
04/19/2016
NVD Last Modified:
10/30/2018