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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CVE-2017-13684

Severity High
Score 7.8/10

Summary

Unisys Libra 64xx and 84xx and FS601 class systems with MCP-FIRMWARE before 43.211 allow remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (program crash) or have unspecified other impact via vectors related to incorrect literal handling, which trigger CPM stack corruption.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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