CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2015-8917

NULL Pointer Dereference

Published: Sep 20, 2016 | Modified: Jan 05, 2018
CVSS 3.x
7.5
HIGH
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVSS 2.x
5 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
RedHat/V2
3.5 LOW
AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
RedHat/V3
3.7 LOW
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
Ubuntu
LOW

bsdtar in libarchive before 3.2.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and crash) via an invalid character in the name of a cab file.

Weakness

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.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Debian_linux Debian 7.0 (including) 7.0 (including)
Debian_linux Debian 8.0 (including) 8.0 (including)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 RedHat libarchive-0:3.1.2-10.el7_2 *
Libarchive Ubuntu esm-infra/xenial *
Libarchive Ubuntu precise *
Libarchive Ubuntu trusty *
Libarchive Ubuntu trusty/esm *
Libarchive Ubuntu upstream *
Libarchive Ubuntu wily *
Libarchive Ubuntu xenial *

Potential Mitigations

References