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CVE-2015-8983 Detail

Current Description

Integer overflow in the _IO_wstr_overflow function in libio/wstrops.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.22 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via vectors related to computing a size in bytes, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 8.1 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/02/14/9 Mailing List Patch Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/72740 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=17269 Issue Tracking Patch
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=glibc.git;h=bdf1ff052a8e23d637f2c838fa5642d78fcedc33 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://www.sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2015-08/msg00609.html Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-190 Integer Overflow or Wraparound NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:glibc:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
2.21


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-8983
NVD Published Date:
03/20/2017
NVD Last Modified:
03/22/2017