CVE-2017-2781

NameCVE-2017-2781
DescriptionAn exploitable heap buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the X509 certificate parsing functionality of InsideSecure MatrixSSL 3.8.7b. A specially crafted x509 certificate can cause a buffer overflow on the heap resulting in remote code execution. To trigger this vulnerability, a specially crafted x509 certificate must be presented to the vulnerable client or server application when initiating secure connection.
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NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
matrixssl (PTS)wheezy1.8.8-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
matrixsslsource(unstable)(unfixed)high
matrixsslsourcewheezy(unfixed)end-of-life

Notes

[wheezy] - matrixssl <end-of-life> (not supported in Wheezy)
https://talosintelligence.com/vulnerability_reports/TALOS-2017-0277

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