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CVE-2016-6830 Detail

Current Description

The "process-execute" and "process-spawn" procedures in CHICKEN Scheme used fixed-size buffers for holding the arguments and environment variables to use in its execve() call. This would allow user-supplied argument/environment variable lists to trigger a buffer overrun. This affects all releases of CHICKEN up to and including 4.11 (it will be fixed in 4.12 and 5.0, which are not yet released).

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.nongnu.org/archive/html/chicken-announce/2016-08/msg00001.html Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/92550 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry

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:a:call-cc:chicken:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
4.11.0


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-6830
NVD Published Date:
01/10/2017
NVD Last Modified:
01/10/2017