CVE-2018-6485

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2017-10-10
CWE:
CWE-190
Bugzilla:
1542102: CVE-2018-6485 glibc: Integer overflow in posix_memalign in memalign functions

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

An integer overflow in the implementation of the posix_memalign in memalign functions in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.26 and earlier could cause these functions to return a pointer to a heap area that is too small, potentially leading to heap corruption.

Find out more about CVE-2018-6485 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue affects the versions of glibc and compat-glibc as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Moderate security impact. A future update may address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 5.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Low
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact Low

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (glibc) RHSA-2018:3092 2018-10-30
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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