The REENT_CHECK macro (see newlib/libc/include/sys/reent.h) as used by REENT_CHECK_TM, REENT_CHECK_MISC, REENT_CHECK_MP and other newlib macros in versions prior to 3.3.0, does not check for memory allocation problems when the DEBUG flag is unset (as is the case in production firmware builds).
Published 2020-03-18 16:15:12
Updated 2020-03-24 20:05:36
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2019-14871

0.08%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 33 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2019-14871

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
8.0
2.9
NIST
6.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
2.8
3.6
Red Hat, Inc.
6.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
2.8
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2019-14871

  • A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
    • secalert@redhat.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2019-14871

Products affected by CVE-2019-14871

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