Denial of service in MATIO

Published: 2019-10-13 | Updated: 2019-10-13
Severity Low
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-17533
CWE ID CWE-125
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software matio Subscribe
Vendor tbeu

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Out-of-bounds read

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 5 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:U/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-17533

CWE-ID: CWE-125 - Out-of-bounds Read

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information or perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary condition within the Mat_VarReadNextInfo4() function in mat4.c in matio when processing a certain '' character. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted data to the application, trigger out-of-bounds read error and read contents of memory on the system or crash the application.

Mitigation

Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

matio: 1.5.17

CPE External links

https://bugs.chromium.org/p/oss-fuzz/issues/detail?id=16856
https://github.com/tbeu/matio/commit/651a8e28099edb5fbb9e4e1d4d3238848f446c9a

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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