CVE-2017-1000257 Detail

Current Description

An IMAP FETCH response line indicates the size of the returned data, in number of bytes. When that response says the data is zero bytes, libcurl would pass on that (non-existing) data with a pointer and the size (zero) to the deliver-data function. libcurl's deliver-data function treats zero as a magic number and invokes strlen() on the data to figure out the length. The strlen() is called on a heap based buffer that might not be zero terminated so libcurl might read beyond the end of it into whatever memory lies after (or just crash) and then deliver that to the application as if it was actually downloaded.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  9.1 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-4007 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/101519 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1039644 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3263
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2486
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3558
https://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_20171023.html Vendor Advisory 
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201712-04

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-1000257
NVD Published Date:
10/31/2017
NVD Last Modified:
11/13/2018
Source:
MITRE