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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CVE-2008-0365

Severity High
Score 7.2/10

Summary

Multiple buffer overflows in CORE FORCE before 0.95.172 allow local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code in the kernel context via crafted arguments to (1) IOCTL functions in the Firewall module or (2) SSDT hook handler functions in the Registry module.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE

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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  • Published