CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2017-12702

Use of Externally-Controlled Format String

Published: Aug 30, 2017 | Modified: Oct 09, 2019
CVSS 3.x
8.8
HIGH
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVSS 2.x
6.8 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

An Externally Controlled Format String issue was discovered in Advantech WebAccess versions prior to V8.2_20170817. String format specifiers based on user provided input are not properly validated, which could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Weakness

The product uses a function that accepts a format string as an argument, but the format string originates from an external source.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Webaccess Advantech * 8.2

Extended Description

When an attacker can modify an externally-controlled format string, this can lead to buffer overflows, denial of service, or data representation problems. It should be noted that in some circumstances, such as internationalization, the set of format strings is externally controlled by design. If the source of these format strings is trusted (e.g. only contained in library files that are only modifiable by the system administrator), then the external control might not itself pose a vulnerability.

Potential Mitigations

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