CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2020-1874

Access of Uninitialized Pointer

Published: Feb 28, 2020 | Modified: Mar 03, 2020
CVSS 3.x
5.5
MEDIUM
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVSS 2.x
4.9 MEDIUM
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

NIP6800;Secospace USG6600;USG9500 products versions of V500R001C30; V500R001C60SPC500; V500R005C00SPC100 have a invalid pointer access vulnerability. The software system access an invalid pointer when operator logs in to the device and performs some operations. Successful exploit could cause certain process reboot.

Weakness

The program accesses or uses a pointer that has not been initialized.

Extended Description

If the pointer contains an uninitialized value, then the value might not point to a valid memory location. This could cause the program to read from or write to unexpected memory locations, leading to a denial of service. If the uninitialized pointer is used as a function call, then arbitrary functions could be invoked. If an attacker can influence the portion of uninitialized memory that is contained in the pointer, this weakness could be leveraged to execute code or perform other attacks. Depending on memory layout, associated memory management behaviors, and program operation, the attacker might be able to influence the contents of the uninitialized pointer, thus gaining more fine-grained control of the memory location to be accessed.

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