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Published: 20 August 2018

Dave Gamble cJSON version 1.7.3 and earlier contains a CWE-416: Use After Free vulnerability in cJSON library that can result in Possible crash, corruption of data or even RCE. This attack appear to be exploitable via Depends on how application uses cJSON library. If application provides network interface then can be exploited over a network, otherwise just local.. This vulnerability appears to have been fixed in 1.7.4.



Cvss 3 Severity Score


Score breakdown


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

trusty Does not exist

Released (1.7.4)
xenial Does not exist

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 9.8
Attack vector Network
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required None
User interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity impact High
Availability impact High
Vector CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H