CVE-2015-8779

Public on 2017-08-31
Modified on 2017-08-31
Description
A stack based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the catopen() function. An excessively long string passed to the function could cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code.
Severity
Medium
CVSS v3 Base Score
5.1
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory
Amazon Linux 1 glibc 2017-08-31 15:52 ALAS-2017-877

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv2 5.1 AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
NVD CVSSv2 7.5 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
NVD CVSSv3 9.8 CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H