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CVE-2016-9586 Detail

Current Description

curl before version 7.52.0 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when doing a large floating point output in libcurl's implementation of the printf() functions. If there are any application that accepts a format string from the outside without necessary input filtering, it could allow remote attacks.

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

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  Red Hat, Inc.
Base Score: 5.9 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuoct2018-4428296.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/95019 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037515 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3558
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2016-9586 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_20161221A.html Vendor Advisory
https://github.com/curl/curl/commit/curl-7_51_0-162-g3ab3c16 Patch Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/11/msg00005.html
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-47 Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer NIST  
CWE-122 Heap-based Buffer Overflow Red Hat, Inc.  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:haxx:curl:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (excluding)
7.52.0


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-9586
NVD Published Date:
04/23/2018
NVD Last Modified:
11/13/2018