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CVE-2017-17426 Detail

Current Description

The malloc function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.26 could return a memory block that is too small if an attempt is made to allocate an object whose size is close to SIZE_MAX, potentially leading to a subsequent heap overflow. This occurs because the per-thread cache (aka tcache) feature enables a code path that lacks an integer overflow check.

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

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Hyperlink Resource
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22375 Exploit Issue Tracking
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=glibc.git;h=34697694e8a93b325b18f25f7dcded55d6baeaf6 Patch

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-190 Integer Overflow or Wraparound NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:glibc:2.26:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-17426
NVD Published Date:
12/05/2017
NVD Last Modified:
12/15/2017