Integer overflow in musl libc library



Published: 2017-02-13 | Updated: 2020-04-27
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2016-8859
CWE ID CWE-190
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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musl libc
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor GNU

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Integer overflow

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-8859

CWE-ID: CWE-190 - Integer Overflow or Wraparound

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to integer overflow when processing a large number of states or tags. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted data to the application, trigger integer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

musl libc: 1.1.0, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 1.1.8, 1.1.9, 1.1.10, 1.1.11, 1.1.12, 1.1.13, 1.1.14, 1.1.15

CPE External links

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/10/19/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/10/19/10
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93795
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-11

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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