CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2012-11-20
CWE: CWE-416
Bugzilla: 871612: CVE-2012-4559 CVE-2012-6063 libssh: multiple double free() flaws


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Double free vulnerability in the sftp_mkdir function in sftp.c in libssh before 0.5.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors, a different vector than CVE-2012-4559.

Find out more about CVE-2012-6063 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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