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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CVE-2017-5240

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

Editions of Rapid7 AppSpider Pro prior to version 6.14.060 contain a heap-based buffer overflow in the FLAnalyzer.exe component. A malicious or malformed Flash source file can cause a denial of service condition when parsed by this component, causing the application to crash.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • 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