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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


Buffer overflow in the Field Device Tool (FDT) Frame application in the HART Device Type Manager (DTM) library, as used in MACTek Bullet DTM 1.00.0, GE Vector DTM 1.00.0, GE SVi1000 Positioner DTM 1.00.0, GE SVI II AP Positioner DTM 2.00.1, and GE 12400 Level Transmitter DTM 1.00.0, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (DTM outage) via crafted packets.

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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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