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Memory Allocation with Excessive Size Value


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


A vulnerability was found in docconv prior to 1.2.1 and classified as problematic. This issue affects the function "ConvertDocx/ConvertODT/ConvertPages/XMLToMap/XMLToText". The manipulation leads to uncontrolled memory allocation. The attack may be initiated remotely. It is recommended to upgrade the affected component. The associated identifier of this vulnerability is VDB-216779.

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CWE-789 - Memory Allocation with Excessive Size Value

The product allocates memory based on an untrusted, large size value, but it does not ensure that the size is within expected limits, allowing arbitrary amounts of memory to be allocated.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published