CVE-2020-5212 Detail

Current Description

In NetHack before 3.6.5, an extremely long value for the MENUCOLOR configuration file option can cause a buffer overflow resulting in a crash or remote code execution/privilege escalation. This vulnerability affects systems that have NetHack installed suid/sgid and shared systems that allow users to upload their own configuration files. Users should upgrade to NetHack 3.6.5.


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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

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  5.0 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/NetHack/NetHack/security/advisories/GHSA-g89f-m829-4m56 Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-120 Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow') cwe source acceptance level NIST   Reference acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-5212
NVD Published Date:
01/28/2020
NVD Last Modified:
02/07/2020
Source:
GitHub, Inc.