A use-after-free in Busybox's awk applet leads to denial of service and possibly code execution when processing a crafted awk pattern in the evaluate function
Published 2021-11-15 21:15:08
Updated 2023-04-25 22:15:09
Source JFrog
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Memory CorruptionDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2021-42383

0.24%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 61 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2021-42383

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.5
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.0
6.4
NIST
7.2
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.2
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2021-42383

  • Referencing memory after it has been freed can cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
    • reefs@jfrog.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2021-42383

Products affected by CVE-2021-42383

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