#VU16613 Buffer overflow


Published: 2018-12-18 | Updated: 2018-12-20

Vulnerability identifier: #VU16613

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-5742

CWE-ID: CWE-120

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Red Hat Inc.

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to cause DoS condition on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to boundary error when handling malicious input. A remote unauthenticated attacker can supply specially crafted input, trigger memory corruption and assertion error when debug log level is 10 to cause the service to crash.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64: 5 - 7.0


CPE

External links
http://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-5742
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2018/12/19/6


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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