FreeBSD update for zlib



Published: 2022-08-31 | Updated: 2022-10-17
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-37434
CWE-ID CWE-122
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
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Vendor FreeBSD Foundation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Heap-based buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU66153

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-37434

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

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing a large gzip header within inflateGetHeader in inflate.c. A remote attacker can pass a specially crafted file to the affected application, trigger heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.


Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

FreeBSD: 12.0 - 13.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-22:13.zlib.asc

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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