CVE-2017-5836

NameCVE-2017-5836
DescriptionThe plist_free_data function in plist.c in libplist allows attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via vectors involving an integer node that is treated as a PLIST_KEY and then triggers an invalid free.
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)
Debian Bugs854000

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libplist (PTS)wheezy1.8-1vulnerable
wheezy (security)1.8-1+deb7u3vulnerable
jessie1.11-3vulnerable
buster, sid, stretch1.12+git+1+e37ca00-0.3fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libplistsource(unstable)1.12+git+1+e37ca00-0.1medium854000

Notes

[jessie] - libplist <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - libplist <no-dsa> (pointers are not incorrectly freed and non-string key nodes are officially allowed)
https://github.com/libimobiledevice/libplist/issues/86
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/01/31/6

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