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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


Buffer overflow in the bd daemon in F5 Networks BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM) 9.4.4 through 9.4.7 and 10.0.0 through 10.0.1, and Protocol Security Manager (PSM) 9.4.5 through 9.4.7 and 10.0.0 through 10.0.1, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via unknown vectors. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

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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.


Advisory Timeline

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