CWE-617 - Reachable Assertion

Description

The product contains an assert or similar statement that can be triggered by an attacker, which leads to an application exit or other behavior that is more severe than necessary. While assertion is good for catching logic errors and reducing the chances of reaching more serious vulnerability conditions, it can still lead to a denial of service. For example, if a server handles multiple simultaneous connections, and an assert occurs in one single connection that causes all other connections to be dropped, this is a reachable assertion that leads to a denial of service. An attacker that can trigger an assert statement can still lead to a denial of service if the relevant code can be triggered by an attacker, and if the scope of the assert extends beyond the attacker's own session. The weakness is introduced during Implementation stage.

Latest vulnerabilities for CWE-617

Remote DoS in Apache Subversion 2019-07-31
Medium Yes
Ubuntu update for FFmpeg 2019-05-06
High Yes
Multiple vulnerabilities in PHP 2019-02-08
Low Yes
Denial of service in Cairo 2019-01-21
Low No
Multiple vulnerabilities in PHP 2019-01-10
High Yes
Denial of service in Poppler 2018-12-26
Low No
Denial of service in Pango 2018-08-28
Low Yes

References

Description of CWE-617 on Mitre website