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Out-of-bounds Write


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


An issue was discovered in the nix crate 0.16.0 and later before 0.20.2, 0.21.x before 0.21.2, and 0.22.x before 0.22.2 for Rust. unistd::getgrouplist has an out-of-bounds write if a user is in more than 16 /etc/groups groups.

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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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