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CVE-2016-9939 Detail

Current Description

Crypto++ (aka cryptopp and libcrypto++) 5.6.4 contained a bug in its ASN.1 BER decoding routine. The library will allocate a memory block based on the length field of the ASN.1 object. If there is not enough content octets in the ASN.1 object, then the function will fail and the memory block will be zeroed even if its unused. There is a noticeable delay during the wipe for a large allocation.

Source:  MITRE
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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/2016/dsa-3748 Third Party Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/12/12/7 Mailing List Patch Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94854 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/7IL5A6465IEPW5GAWGXB2ENJPFYVWTJM/

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-20 Improper Input Validation NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:cryptopp:crypto\+\+:5.6.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-9939
NVD Published Date:
01/30/2017
NVD Last Modified:
06/01/2019