An issue was discovered in the Tatsuya Kinoshita w3m fork before 0.5.3-31. Infinite recursion vulnerability in w3m allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted HTML page.
Published 2016-12-12 02:59:30
Updated 2023-12-29 18:38:05
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: OverflowDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-9439

0.78%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 79 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-9439

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.3
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
8.6
2.9
NIST
6.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
2.8
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-9439

  • 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.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-9439

Products affected by CVE-2016-9439

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