In NetHack before 3.6.5, too long of a value for the SYMBOL configuration file option can cause a buffer overflow resulting in a crash or remote code execution/privilege escalation. This vulnerability affects systems that have NetHack installed suid/sgid and shared systems that allow users to upload their own configuration files. Users should upgrade to NetHack 3.6.5.
Published 2020-01-28 18:15:11
Updated 2020-02-07 13:37:57
Source GitHub, Inc.
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Vulnerability category: OverflowExecute codeGain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-5213

1.20%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 85 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-5213

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:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
3.9
5.9
NIST
5.0
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L
0.8
3.7
GitHub, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2020-5213

References for CVE-2020-5213

Products affected by CVE-2020-5213

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