Under some circumstances, this weakness allows a user who has access to run the “ps” utility on a machine, the ability to write almost unlimited amounts of unfiltered data into the process heap.
Published 2023-08-02 05:15:10
Updated 2023-12-15 18:19:04
Source Trellix
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: OverflowMemory Corruption

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-4016

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 7 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2023-4016

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.8
3.6
NIST
3.3
LOW CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
1.8
1.4
NIST
2.5
LOW CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
1.0
1.4
Trellix

CWE ids for CVE-2023-4016

  • A heap overflow condition is a buffer overflow, where the buffer that can be overwritten is allocated in the heap portion of memory, generally meaning that the buffer was allocated using a routine such as malloc().
    Assigned by: trellixpsirt@trellix.com (Secondary)
  • The product writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2023-4016

Products affected by CVE-2023-4016

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