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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CVE-2013-2688

Severity Medium
Score 5.4/10

Summary

Buffer overflow in phrelay in BlackBerry QNX Neutrino RTOS through 6.5.0 SP1 in the QNX Software Development Platform allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted packets to TCP port 4868 that leverage improper handling of the /dev/photon device file.

  • HIGH
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • 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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Advisory Timeline

  • Published