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CVE-2012-4561

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-11-20
Bugzilla: 871617: CVE-2012-4561 libssh: multiple invalid free() flaws

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The (1) publickey_make_dss, (2) publickey_make_rsa, (3) signature_from_string, (4) ssh_do_sign, and (5) ssh_sign_session_id functions in keys.c in libssh before 0.5.3 free "an invalid pointer on an error path," which might allow remote attackers cause a denial of service (crash) via unspecified vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4561 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: 4.3
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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