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Out-of-bounds Read


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


An issue was discovered in the DNS implementation in Ethernut in Nut/OS 5.1. The length byte of a domain name in a DNS query/response is not checked, and is used for internal memory operations. This may lead to successful Denial-of-Service, and possibly Remote Code Execution.

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  • HIGH
  • NONE
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  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-125 - Out-of-Bounds Read

Out-of-bounds read is a vulnerability that allows access to memory beyond the authorized accessible location. Such a vulnerability compromises the confidentiality of the trusted environment in the application and enables an attacker to launch further attacks by leveraging the exposed information.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published