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Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow')

CVE-2020-25756

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

** DISPUTED ** A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the mg_get_http_header function in Cesanta Mongoose 6.18 due to a lack of bounds checking. A crafted HTTP header can exploit this bug. NOTE: a committer has stated "this will not happen in practice."

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CWE-120 - Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow')

The program copies an input buffer to an output buffer without verifying that the size of the input buffer is less than the size of the output buffer, leading to a buffer overflow.

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