CVE-2017-15804

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2017-10-21
CWE:
CWE-122
Bugzilla:
1505298: CVE-2017-15804 glibc: Buffer overflow during unescaping of user names with the ~ operator

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The glob function in glob.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.27 contains a buffer overflow during unescaping of user names with the ~ operator.

Find out more about CVE-2017-15804 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 5.5
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact High

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (glibc) RHSA-2018:0805 2018-04-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (glibc) RHSA-2018:1879 2018-06-19

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 compat-glibc Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 compat-glibc Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 compat-glibc Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 glibc Not affected
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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