CVE-2017-1000366

Public on 2017-06-19
Modified on 2017-06-19
Description
A flaw was found in the way memory was being allocated on the stack for user space binaries. If heap (or different memory region) and stack memory regions were adjacent to each other, an attacker could use this flaw to jump over the stack guard gap, cause controlled memory corruption on process stack or the adjacent memory region, and thus increase their privileges on the system. This is glibc-side mitigation which blocks processing of LD_LIBRARY_PATH for programs running in secure-execution mode and reduces the number of allocations performed by the processing of LD_AUDIT, LD_PRELOAD, and LD_HWCAP_MASK, making successful exploitation of this issue more difficult.
Severity
Important
CVSS v3 Base Score
7.4
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory
Amazon Linux 1 glibc 2017-06-19 08:51 ALAS-2017-844

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv2 6.2 AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 7.4 CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
NVD CVSSv2 7.2 AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
NVD CVSSv3 7.8 CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H