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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity High
Score 10/10


Stack-based buffer overflow in cstore.exe in the Media Application Server (MAS) in Avaya Aura Application Server 5300 (formerly Nortel Media Application Server) 1.x before 1.0.2 and 2.0 before Patch Bundle 10 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted cs_anams parameter in a CONTENT_STORE_ADMIN_REQ packet.

  • LOW
  • NONE

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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