CVE-2017-17426

Current Description

The malloc function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.26 could return a memory block that is too small if an attempt is made to allocate an object whose size is close to SIZE_MAX, potentially leading to a subsequent heap overflow. This occurs because the per-thread cache (aka tcache) feature enables a code path that lacks an integer overflow check.

Basic Data

PublishedDecember 05, 2017
Last ModifiedDecember 15, 2017
Assignercve@mitre.org
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeCWE-190
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
CVSS 2 - Access VectorNETWORK
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityMEDIUM
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Base Score6.8
SeverityMEDIUM
Exploitability Score8.6
Impact Score6.4
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

CVSS 3 - Version3.0
CVSS 3 - Vector StringCVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVSS 3 - Attack VectorNETWORK
CVSS 3 - Attack ComplexityHIGH
CVSS 3 - Privileges RequiredNONE
CVSS 3 - User InteractionNONE
CVSS 3 - ScopeUNCHANGED
CVSS 3 - Confidentiality ImpactHIGH
CVSS 3 - Integrity ImpactHIGH
CVSS 3 - Availability ImpactHIGH
CVSS 3 - Base Score8.1
CVSS 3 - Base SeverityHIGH
Exploitability Score2.2
Base SeverityHIGH

Configurations

  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3ApplicationGnuGlibc2.26*******

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Gnu Glibc 2.26

References

NameSourceURLTags
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22375https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22375CONFIRMExploit Issue Tracking
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=glibc.git;h=34697694e8a93b325b18f25f7dcded55d6baeaf6https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=glibc.git;h=34697694e8a93b325b18f25f7dcded55d6baeaf6CONFIRMPatch