Remote code execution in Libgcrypt

Published: 2021-01-30
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-3345
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Client/Desktop applications / Encryption software

Vendor GNU

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Heap-based buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU50150

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2021-3345

CWE-ID: CWE-122 - Heap-based Buffer Overflow

Exploit availability: Yes


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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the _gcry_md_block_write(0 function in cipher/hash-common.c in Libgcrypt. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted data to the application, trigger heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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


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Vulnerable software versions

Libgcrypt: 1.9.0

CPE2.3 External links;a=commit;h=512c0c75276949f13b6373b5c04f7065af750b08

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