CVE-2016-5827

NameCVE-2016-5827
DescriptionThe icaltime_from_string function in libical 0.47 and 1.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds heap read) via a crafted string to the icalparser_parse_string function.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libical (PTS)wheezy0.48-2vulnerable
wheezy (security)0.48-2+deb7u1vulnerable
jessie1.0-1.3vulnerable
buster, sid, stretch2.0.0-0.5vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libicalsource(unstable)(unfixed)medium

Notes

[stretch] - libical <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - libical <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - libical <no-dsa> (Low prio according to upstream)
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1281043
This issue fixed by the commits referenced via https://github.com/libical/libical/issues/251
https://github.com/libical/libical/commit/38757abb495ea6cb40faa5418052278bf75040f7
https://github.com/libical/libical/commit/04d84749e53db08c71ed0ce8b6ba5c11082743cd
https://github.com/libical/libical/commit/830d9530817516377c2bc3b532798ce2c6b4765a

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