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Out-of-bounds Write


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


An exploitable heap buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the data structure persistence functionality of OpenCV 4.x before 4.2.0. A specially crafted XML file can cause a buffer overflow, resulting in multiple heap corruptions and potential code execution. An attacker can provide a specially crafted file to trigger this vulnerability.

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CWE-787 - Out-of-Bounds Write

Out-of-bounds write vulnerability is a memory access bug that allows software to write data past the end or before the beginning of the intended buffer. This may result in the corruption of data, a crash, or arbitrary code execution.

Advisory Timeline

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