CVE-2020-17438 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered in uIP 1.0, as used in Contiki 3.0 and other products. The code that reassembles fragmented packets fails to properly validate the total length of an incoming packet specified in its IP header, as well as the fragmentation offset value specified in the IP header. By crafting a packet with specific values of the IP header length and the fragmentation offset, attackers can write into the .bss section of the program (past the statically allocated buffer that is used for storing the fragmented data) and cause a denial of service in uip_reass() in uip.c, or possibly execute arbitrary code on some target architectures.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  9.8 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ics/advisories/icsa-20-343-01 Third Party Advisory  US Government Resource 
https://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/815128 Third Party Advisory  US Government Resource 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-787 Out-of-bounds Write cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-17438
NVD Published Date:
12/11/2020
NVD Last Modified:
12/15/2020
Source:
MITRE