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861242: CVE-2012-4460 qpid-cpp: lack of bounds checking in qpid::framing::Buffer can lead to DoS if asserts are enabled

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The serializing/deserializing functions in the qpid::framing::Buffer class in Apache Qpid 0.20 and earlier allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and daemon exit) via unspecified vectors. NOTE: this issue could also trigger an out-of-bounds read, but it might not trigger a crash.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4460 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of qpid-cpp as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise MRG as asserts are not enabled.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 qpid-cpp Not affected


This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of the Red Hat Product Security Team.

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