Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime

Affecting glibc package, versions <2.24-11+deb9u4

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Overview

A memory leak in glibc 2.1.1 (released on May 24, 1999) can be reached and amplified through the LD_HWCAP_MASK environment variable. Please note that many versions of glibc are not vulnerable to this issue if patched for CVE-2017-1000366.

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CVSS Score

7.8
high severity
  • Attack Vector
    Local
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    Low
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    High
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE
CVE-2017-1000408
CWE
CWE-772
Snyk ID
SNYK-DEBIAN9-GLIBC-356596
Disclosed
01 Feb, 2018
Published
01 Feb, 2018