CVE-2016-9586

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2016-12-21
IAVA:
2017-A-0081
CWE:
CWE-122
Bugzilla:
1406712: CVE-2016-9586 curl: printf floating point buffer overflow

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

curl before version 7.52.0 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when doing a large floating point output in libcurl's implementation of the printf() functions. If there are any application that accepts a format string from the outside without necessary input filtering, it could allow remote attacks.

Find out more about CVE-2016-9586 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 2.6
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 5.9
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact High

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (httpd24-curl) RHSA-2018:3558 2018-11-13
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (httpd24-curl) RHSA-2018:3558 2018-11-13

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0 curl Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 curl Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 curl Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 curl Will not fix
RHEV Manager 3 mingw-virt-viewer Will not fix
.NET Core 2.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux rh-dotnet20-curl Will not fix
.NET Core 2.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux rh-dotnet21-curl Will not fix
.NET Core 1.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux rh-dotnetcore10-curl Will not fix
.NET Core 1.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux rh-dotnetcore11-curl Will not fix

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Curl project for reporting this issue.

External References

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