#VU46741 Input validation error

Published: 2020-09-16

Vulnerability identifier: #VU46741

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3: 5.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-7464


Exploitation vector: Local network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software: FreeBSD
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: FreeBSD Foundation


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass implemented security restrictions.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input in ure(3) device driver for certain Realtek USB Ethernet interfaces when processing network packets larger than 2048 bytes. A remote attacker can send large frames (these can be VLAN or non-VLAN tagged packet) to the affected host and inject arbitrary packets to be received and processed by the host. As a result, an attacker can spoof packets from other hosts or inject packets into other VLANs than the host is on.

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Vulnerable software versions

FreeBSD: 11.0, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2


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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 local network (LAN).

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

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