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CVE-2015-8779 Detail

Current 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.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 9.8 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
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://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
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://seclists.org/bugtraq/2019/Sep/7
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 Vendor Advisory

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 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/a:suse:linux_enterprise_debuginfo:11:sp2
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/a:suse:linux_enterprise_debuginfo:11:sp3
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/a:suse:linux_enterprise_debuginfo:11:sp4
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/o:opensuse:opensuse:13.2
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/o:suse:linux_enterprise_desktop:11:sp3
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/o:suse:linux_enterprise_desktop:11:sp4
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/o:suse:linux_enterprise_desktop:12
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/o:suse:linux_enterprise_desktop:12:sp1
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/o:suse:linux_enterprise_server:11:sp2:~~ltss~~~
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/o:suse:linux_enterprise_server:11:sp3
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/o:suse:linux_enterprise_server:11:sp3:~~~vmware~~
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/o:suse:linux_enterprise_server:11:sp4
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/o:suse:linux_enterprise_server:12:sp1
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/o:suse:linux_enterprise_software_development_kit:11:sp3
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/o:suse:linux_enterprise_software_development_kit:11:sp4
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/o:suse:linux_enterprise_software_development_kit:12
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/o:suse:linux_enterprise_software_development_kit:12:sp1
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux_enterprise_server:12
     Show Matching CPE(s)

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04::~~lts~~~
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04::~~lts~~~
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10
     Show Matching CPE(s)

Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0
     Show Matching CPE(s)

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

Configuration 5 ( hide )
 cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:23
     Show Matching CPE(s)


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-8779
NVD Published Date:
04/19/2016
NVD Last Modified:
10/30/2018