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Use After Free

CVE-2017-7295

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

An issue was discovered in Contiki Operating System 3.0. A use-after-free vulnerability exists in httpd-simple.c in cc26xx-web-demo httpd, where upon a connection close event, the http_state structure was not deallocated properly, resulting in a NULL pointer dereference in the output processing function. This resulted in a board crash, which can be used to perform denial of service.

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

CWE-416 - Use After Free

Use-after-free (UaF) vulnerability occurs when the application is using a pointer to memory that has been freed. Any attempt to read/write to a buffer after it is de-allocated allows memory corruption, sensitive information exposure, and can potentially lead to arbitrary code execution.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published