Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer
The proc_do_xprt function in net/sunrpc/sysctl.c in the Linux kernel 184.108.40.206 does not check the length of a certain buffer obtained from userspace, which allows local users to overflow a stack-based buffer and have unspecified other impact via a crafted read system call for the /proc/sys/sunrpc/transports file.
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.