CVE-2020-17469 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered in FNET through 4.6.4. The code for IPv6 fragment reassembly tries to access a previous fragment starting from a network incoming fragment that still doesn't have a reference to the previous one (which supposedly resides in the reassembly list). When faced with an incoming fragment that belongs to a non-empty fragment list, IPv6 reassembly must check that there are no empty holes between the fragments: this leads to an uninitialized pointer dereference in _fnet_ip6_reassembly in fnet_ip6.c, and causes Denial-of-Service.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://fnet.sourceforge.net/manual/fnet_history.html Release Notes  Third Party Advisory 
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-824 Access of Uninitialized Pointer cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-17469
NVD Published Date:
12/11/2020
NVD Last Modified:
07/21/2021
Source:
MITRE