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CVE-2012-4559

Impact: Important
Public: 2012-11-20
Bugzilla: 871612: CVE-2012-4559 CVE-2012-6063 libssh: multiple double free() flaws

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple double free vulnerabilities in the (1) agent_sign_data function in agent.c, (2) channel_request function in channels.c, (3) ssh_userauth_pubkey function in auth.c, (4) sftp_parse_attr_3 function in sftp.c, and (5) try_publickey_from_file function in keyfiles.c in libssh before 0.5.3 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4559 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score: 6.8
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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