CVE-2016-10197 Detail

Current Description

The search_make_new function in evdns.c in libevent before 2.1.6-beta allows attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) via an empty hostname.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3789 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/01/31/17 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/02/02/7 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96014
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1038320
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1104
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1106
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1201
https://github.com/libevent/libevent/blob/release-2.1.6-beta/ChangeLog Release Notes  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/libevent/libevent/commit/ec65c42052d95d2c23d1d837136d1cf1d9ecef9e Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/libevent/libevent/issues/332 Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201705-01

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-125 Out-of-bounds Read cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-10197
NVD Published Date:
03/15/2017
NVD Last Modified:
01/04/2018
Source:
MITRE