Cloudflare version of zlib library was found to be vulnerable to memory corruption issues affecting the deflation algorithm implementation (deflate.c). The issues resulted from improper input validation and heap-based buffer overflow. A local attacker could exploit the problem during compression using a crafted malicious file potentially leading to denial of service of the software. Patches: The issue has been patched in commit 8352d10 . The upstream repository is not affected.
Published 2024-01-04 12:15:24
Updated 2024-01-10 01:14:35
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Vulnerability category: OverflowMemory CorruptionInput validationDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-6992

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.04%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 6 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2023-6992

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
Cloudflare, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2023-6992

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
    Assigned by: (Secondary)
  • A heap overflow condition is a buffer overflow, where the buffer that can be overwritten is allocated in the heap portion of memory, generally meaning that the buffer was allocated using a routine such as malloc().
    Assigned by: (Secondary)
  • The product reads from a buffer using buffer access mechanisms such as indexes or pointers that reference memory locations after the targeted buffer.
    Assigned by: (Secondary)
  • The product writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer.
    Assigned by: (Primary)

References for CVE-2023-6992

Products affected by CVE-2023-6992

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