xvpng.c in xv 3.10a has memory corruption (out-of-bounds write) when decoding PNG comment fields, leading to crashes or potentially code execution, because it uses an incorrect length value.
Published 2018-03-05 18:29:00
Updated 2018-03-27 23:55:10
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Memory Corruption

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-18215

0.21%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 59 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-18215

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-2017-18215

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

References for CVE-2017-18215

Products affected by CVE-2017-18215

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