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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity Medium
Score 6.6/10


Buffer overflow in the SMB_Connect_Server function in FreeRadius 1.1.3 and earlier allows attackers to execute arbitrary code related to the server desthost field of an SMB_Handle_Type instance. NOTE: the impact of this issue has been disputed by a reliable third party and the vendor, who states that exploitation is limited "only to local administrators who have write access to the server configuration files." CVE concurs with the dispute


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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