CVE-2014-6040

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2014-08-28
CWE:
CWE-119
Bugzilla:
1135841: CVE-2014-6040 glibc: crash in code page decoding functions (IBM933, IBM935, IBM937, IBM939, IBM1364)
An out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the way glibc's iconv() function converted certain encoded data to UTF-8. An attacker able to make an application call the iconv() function with a specially crafted argument could use this flaw to crash that application.

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Statement

This issue affects the version of glibc package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Extended Life Cycle phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 2.1
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (glibc) RHSA-2015:0016 2015-01-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (glibc) RHSA-2015:0327 2015-03-05
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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