|Description||The "process-execute" and "process-spawn" procedures did not free memory correctly when the execve() call failed, resulting in a memory leak. This could be abused by an attacker to cause resource exhaustion or a denial of service. This affects all releases of CHICKEN up to and including 4.11 (it will be fixed in 4.12 and 5.0, which are not yet released).|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)|
|NVD severity||medium (attack range: remote)|
Vulnerable and fixed packages
The table below lists information on source packages.
|stretch, buster, sid||4.11.0-1||vulnerable|
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.
|Package||Type||Release||Fixed Version||Urgency||Origin||Debian Bugs|
[stretch] - chicken <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - chicken <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
Fixed in the same upstream patch which is provided for CVE-2016-6830