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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CVE-2017-1495

Severity Medium
Score 4.9/10

Summary

IBM InfoSphere Information Server 9.1, 11.3, and 11.5 could allow a privileged user to cause a memory dump that could contain highly sensitive information including access credentials. IBM X-Force ID: 128693.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH
  • 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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published