The get_contents function in nss_files/files-XXX.c in the Name Service Switch (NSS) in GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.20 might allow local users to cause a denial of service (heap corruption) or gain privileges via a long line in the NSS files database.
Published 2015-12-17 19:59:03
Updated 2023-02-12 23:15:35
Source Red Hat, Inc.
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Vulnerability category: OverflowDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2015-5277

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 8 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2015-5277

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.2
HIGH AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.9
10.0
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2015-5277

References for CVE-2015-5277

Products affected by CVE-2015-5277

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