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Out-of-bounds Write


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


An issue was discovered in the IPv6 stack in Contiki through 3.0. There are inconsistent checks for IPv6 header extension lengths. This leads to Denial-of-Service and potential Remote Code Execution via a crafted ICMPv6 echo packet.

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  • HIGH
  • NONE
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  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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

  • Published