#VU27336 Stack-based buffer overflow

Published: 2020-04-27

Vulnerability identifier: #VU27336

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-3484


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
musl libc
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor: GNU


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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing an invalid name length in a DNS response in __dn_expand function in network/dn_expand.c in musl libc. A remote attacker can perform a denial of service attack or 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

musl libc: 0.9.13, 0.9.14, 0.9.15, 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.1.0, 1.1.1


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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