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CVE-2021-40648 Detail

Current Description

In man2html 1.6g, a filename can be created to overwrite the previous size parameter of the next chunk and the fd, bk, fd_nextsize, bk_nextsize of the current chunk. The next chunk is then freed later on, causing a freeing of an arbitrary amount of memory.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://gist.github.com/untaman/cb58123fe89fc65e3984165db5d40933 Exploit  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-20 Improper Input Validation cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-40648
NVD Published Date:
09/09/2022
NVD Last Modified:
09/14/2022
Source:
MITRE