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CVE-2018-11130

Published: 17 May 2018

The header::add_FORMAT_descriptor function in header.cpp in VCFtools 0.1.15 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (use-after-free) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted vcf file.

From the Ubuntu Security Team

It was discovered that VCFtools improperly handled certain input. If a user was tricked into opening a crafted input file, VCFtools could be made to crash.

Priority

Low

Cvss 3 Severity Score

7.8

Score breakdown

Status

Package Release Status
vcftools
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
trusty
Released (0.1.11+dfsg-1ubuntu0.1~esm1)
Available with Ubuntu Pro or Ubuntu Pro (Infra-only)
artful Ignored
(end of life)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(0.1.16-1)
disco Not vulnerable
(0.1.16-1)
eoan Not vulnerable
(0.1.16-1)
focal Not vulnerable
(0.1.16-1)
groovy Not vulnerable
(0.1.16-1)
hirsute Not vulnerable
(0.1.16-1)
impish Not vulnerable
(0.1.16-1)
jammy Not vulnerable
(0.1.16-1)
kinetic Not vulnerable
(0.1.16-1)
lunar Not vulnerable
(0.1.16-1)
upstream
Released (0.1.16-1)
xenial
Released (0.1.14+dfsg-2ubuntu0.1)
bionic
Released (0.1.15-1ubuntu0.1~esm1)
Available with Ubuntu Pro

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