The XListFonts function in X.org libX11 before 1.6.4 might allow remote X servers to gain privileges via vectors involving length fields, which trigger out-of-bounds write operations.
Published 2016-12-13 20:59:08
Updated 2018-09-13 10:29:01
Source SUSE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Memory Corruption

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-7943

1.97%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 89 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-7943

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.5
HIGH AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
10.0
6.4
NIST
9.8
CRITICAL CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
3.9
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-7943

  • The product writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-7943

Products affected by CVE-2016-7943

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