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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity Low
Score 2.6/10


Symantec PGP Desktop 10.0.x through 10.2.x and Encryption Desktop Professional 10.3.x before 10.3.2 MP1 do not properly perform block-data moves, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (read access violation and application crash) via a malformed certificate.

  • HIGH
  • 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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