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CVE-2016-7544

Published: 30 January 2017

Crypto++ 5.6.4 incorrectly uses Microsoft's stack-based _malloca and _freea functions. The library will request a block of memory to align a table in memory. If the table is later reallocated, then the wrong pointer could be freed.

Notes

AuthorNote
ratliff
Debian note says "Vulnerable code intorduced in 5.6.4"
Debian note says "only affects Windows and Microsoft compilers"

Priority

Low

Cvss 3 Severity Score

7.5

Score breakdown

Status

Package Release Status
libcrypto++
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Not vulnerable

trusty Not vulnerable

upstream Not vulnerable

xenial Not vulnerable

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 7.5
Attack vector Network
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required None
User interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity impact None
Availability impact High
Vector CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H