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CVE-2021-40647

Published: 9 September 2022

In man2html 1.6g, a specific string being read in from a file will overwrite the size parameter in the top chunk of the heap. This at least causes the program to segmentation abort if the heap size parameter isn't aligned correctly. In version before GLIBC version 2.29 and aligned correctly, it allows arbitrary write anywhere in the programs memory.

Priority

Medium

Cvss 3 Severity Score

5.5

Score breakdown

Status

Package Release Status
man2html
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Needs triage

focal Needs triage

jammy Needs triage

kinetic Ignored
(end of life, was needs-triage)
lunar Ignored
(end of life, was needs-triage)
mantic Needs triage

trusty Ignored
(end of standard support)
upstream Needs triage

xenial Needs triage

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 5.5
Attack vector Local
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required None
User interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity impact None
Availability impact High
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H