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CVE-2017-16612 Detail

Current Description

libXcursor before 1.1.15 has various integer overflows that could lead to heap buffer overflows when processing malicious cursors, e.g., with programs like GIMP. It is also possible that an attack vector exists against the related code in cursor/xcursor.c in Wayland through 1.14.0.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  02/05/2018      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-16612
Original release date:
12/01/2017
Last revised:
02/05/2018
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 3.0):
CVSS v3 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 (legend)
Impact Score:
3.6
Exploitability Score:
3.9
CVSS Version 3 Metrics:
Attack Vector (AV):
Network
Attack Complexity (AC):
Low
Privileges Required (PR):
None
User Interaction (UI):
None
Scope (S):
Unchanged
Confidentiality (C):
None
Integrity (I):
None
Availability (A):
High
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://security.cucumberlinux.com/security/details.php?id=156 Patch; Third Party Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://security.cucumberlinux.com/security/details.php?id=156
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/11/28/6 Mailing List; Third Party Advisory External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20171128 CVE-2017-16612 libXcursor: heap overflows when parsing malicious files
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3501-1 Third Party Advisory External Source UBUNTU USN-3501-1
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1065386 Issue Tracking; Tool Signature; VDB Entry External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1065386
https://cgit.freedesktop.org/wayland/wayland/commit/?id=5d201df72f3d4f4cb8b8f75f980169b03507da38 External Source MISC https://cgit.freedesktop.org/wayland/wayland/commit/?id=5d201df72f3d4f4cb8b8f75f980169b03507da38
https://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libXcursor/commit/?id=4794b5dd34688158fb51a2943032569d3780c4b8 Exploit; Patch; Third Party Advisory External Source CONFIRM https://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libXcursor/commit/?id=4794b5dd34688158fb51a2943032569d3780c4b8
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/12/msg00002.html External Source MLIST [debian-lts-announce] 20171210 [SECURITY] [DLA 1201-1] libxcursor security update
https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/wayland-devel/2017-November/035979.html External Source MISC https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/wayland-devel/2017-November/035979.html
https://marc.info/?l=freedesktop-xorg-announce&m=151188036018262&w=2 Third Party Advisory External Source MLIST [freedesktop-xorg-announce] 20171128 libXcursor 1.1.15
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201801-04 External Source GENTOO GLSA-201801-04
https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-4059 Third Party Advisory External Source DEBIAN DSA-4059

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Integer Overflow or Wraparound (CWE-190)

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