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1328747: CVE-2015-8863 jq: heap-buffer-overflow in tokenadd() function
A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in jq's tokenadd() function. By tricking a victim into processing a specially crafted JSON file, an attacker could use this flaw to crash jq or, potentially, execute arbitrary code on the victim's system.

Find out more about CVE-2015-8863 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.4
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7.0 (Kilo) for RHEL 7 (jq) RHSA-2016:1099 2016-05-23
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8.0 (Liberty) (jq) RHSA-2016:1106 2016-05-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6.0 (Juno) for RHEL 7 (jq) RHSA-2016:1098 2016-05-23

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9.0 jq Not affected

External References

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