The _dtoa_r function of the newlib libc library, prior to version 3.3.0, performs multiple memory allocations without checking their return value. This could result in NULL pointer dereference.
Published 2020-03-19 13:15:13
Updated 2020-03-24 18:08:14
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Memory Corruption

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2019-14872

0.08%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 32 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2019-14872

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-2019-14872

  • 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-2019-14872

Products affected by CVE-2019-14872

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