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CVE-2017-9670

Published: 15 June 2017

An uninitialized stack variable vulnerability in load_tic_series() in set.c in gnuplot 5.2.rc1 allows an attacker to cause Denial of Service (Segmentation fault and Memory Corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact when a victim opens a specially crafted file.

Notes

AuthorNote
tyhicks
This CVE is specifically for the incr_token variable in
load_tic_series()

Priority

Low

Cvss 3 Severity Score

7.8

Score breakdown

Status

Package Release Status
gnuplot
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
bionic Not vulnerable
(5.2.2+dfsg1-2ubuntu1)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(5.2.2+dfsg1-2ubuntu1)
precise Does not exist

trusty Not vulnerable
(incr_token is only used when initialized)
upstream
Released (5.0.5+dfsg1-7)
xenial Not vulnerable
(incr_token is only used when initialized)
yakkety Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
zesty Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
Patches:
upstream: https://sourceforge.net/p/gnuplot/bugs/_discuss/thread/44ec637c/af0f/attachment/uninitialized_variables_%28Bug1933%29.patch

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 7.8
Attack vector Local
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required None
User interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity impact High
Availability impact High
Vector CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H