CVE-2016-0742

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-01-26
CWE:
CWE-125
Bugzilla:
1302587: CVE-2016-0742 nginx: invalid pointer dereference in resolver
It was discovered that nginx could perform an out of bound read and dereference an invalid pointer when resolving CNAME DNS records. An attacker able to manipulate DNS responses received by nginx could use this flaw to cause a worker process to crash if nginx enabled the resolver in its configuration.

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CVSS v2 metrics

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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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (rh-nginx18-nginx) RHSA-2016:1425 2016-07-14
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (rh-nginx18-nginx) RHSA-2016:1425 2016-07-14

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux nginx16-nginx Will not fix

External References

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