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Published: 20 August 2018

Dave Gamble cJSON version 1.7.2 and earlier contains a CWE-415: Double Free vulnerability in cJSON library that can result in Possible crash or RCE. This attack appear to be exploitable via Attacker must be able to force victim to print JSON data, depending on how cJSON library is used this could be either local or over a network. This vulnerability appears to have been fixed in 1.7.3.



Cvss 3 Severity Score


Score breakdown


Package Release Status
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

Released (1.7.3)
xenial Does not exist

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 8.8
Attack vector Network
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required None
User interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity impact High
Availability impact High
Vector CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H