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1661110: CVE-2018-15126 libvncserver: Use-after-free in file transfer extension allows for potential code execution

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

LibVNC before commit 73cb96fec028a576a5a24417b57723b55854ad7b contains heap use-after-free vulnerability in server code of file transfer extension that can result remote code execution

Find out more about CVE-2018-15126 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect the versions of libvncserver as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7, as they did not include support for tightvnc file transfer.

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 7.5
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 libvncserver Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 libvncserver Not affected

External References

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