The __sflush function in fflush.c in stdio in libc in FreeBSD 10.1 and the kernel in Apple iOS before 9 mishandles failures of the write system call, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow) via a crafted application.
Published 2015-09-18 10:59:00
Updated 2016-04-06 12:40:31
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: OverflowExecute codeDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2014-8611

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 52 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2014-8611

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen

CWE ids for CVE-2014-8611

  • The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it reads from or writes to a memory location outside the buffer's intended boundary. This may result in read or write operations on unexpected memory locations that could be linked to other variables, data structures, or internal program data.
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References for CVE-2014-8611

Products affected by CVE-2014-8611

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