Remote code execution in libmaxminddb



Published: 2021-02-18
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID N/A
CWE-ID CWE-787
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Vendor MaxMind

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Out-of-bounds write

EUVDB-ID: #VU50811

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-787 - Out-of-bounds Write

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing untrusted input in libmaxminddb on Windows and mmdblookup. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted data to the application, trigger an out-of-bounds write and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

libmaxminddb: 1.0.0 - 1.5.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://github.com/maxmind/libmaxminddb/releases/tag/1.5.2
http://github.com/maxmind/libmaxminddb/issues/252

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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