A heap-based buffer overflow exists in rippled before 1.8.5. The vulnerability allows attackers to cause a crash or execute commands remotely on a rippled node, which may lead to XRPL mainnet DoS or compromise. This exposes all digital assets on the XRPL to a security threat.
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.