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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


The IRM Server in EMC Documentum Information Rights Management 4.x before 4.7.0100 and 5.x before 5.0.1030 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and daemon crash) via input data that (1) lacks FIPS fields or (2) has an invalid version number.

  • LOW
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • 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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