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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity Medium
Score 4.6/10


Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in QNX Neutrino RTOS 6.3.0 allow local users to execute arbitrary code via long (1) ABLPATH or (2) ABLANG environment variables in the libAP library ( or (3) a long PHOTON_PATH environment variable to the setitem function in the libph library.

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CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow

Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.


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