CVE-2016-4303

NameCVE-2016-4303
DescriptionThe parse_string function in cjson.c in the cJSON library mishandles UTF8/16 strings, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or execute arbitrary code via a non-hex character in a JSON string, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-2080-1
NVD severityhigh
Debian Bugs827116

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
iperf3 (PTS)stretch3.1.3-1fixed
buster3.6-2fixed
bullseye, sid3.7-3fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
iperf3sourcejessie3.0.7-1+deb8u1DLA-2080-1
iperf3source(unstable)3.1.3-1827116

Notes

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/esnet/security/master/cve-2016-4303/esnet-secadv-2016-0001.txt.asc
https://github.com/esnet/iperf/commit/f01a9ca8f7e878e438a53687dabe30b7f7222912 (3.1.x)
http://www.talosintel.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0164/

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