Improper Input Validation

Affecting glibc package, versions *

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Overview

In the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) through 2.28, the getaddrinfo function would successfully parse a string that contained an IPv4 address followed by whitespace and arbitrary characters, which could lead applications to incorrectly assume that it had parsed a valid string, without the possibility of embedded HTTP headers or other potentially dangerous substrings.

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CVSS Score

5.3
medium severity
  • Attack Vector
    Local
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    Low
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    Low
  • Integrity
    Low
  • Availability
    Low
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
CVE
CVE-2016-10739
CWE
CWE-20
Snyk ID
SNYK-DEBIAN9-GLIBC-356682
Disclosed
21 Jan, 2019
Published
21 Jan, 2019