The plist_free_data function in plist.c in libplist allows attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via vectors involving an integer node that is treated as a PLIST_KEY and then triggers an invalid free.
Published 2017-03-03 15:59:01
Updated 2017-03-07 02:59:02
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-5836

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.26%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 63 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-5836

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
10.0
2.9
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7.5
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
3.9
3.6
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CWE ids for CVE-2017-5836

  • The product calls free() twice on the same memory address, potentially leading to modification of unexpected memory locations.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2017-5836

Products affected by CVE-2017-5836

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