CVE-2017-6438

NameCVE-2017-6438
DescriptionHeap-based buffer overflow in the parse_unicode_node function in bplist.c in libimobiledevice libplist 1.12 allows local users to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write) and possibly code execution via a crafted plist file.
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: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libplist (PTS)wheezy1.8-1vulnerable
wheezy (security)1.8-1+deb7u2vulnerable
jessie1.11-3vulnerable
stretch, sid1.12+git+1+e37ca00-0.1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libplistsource(unstable)(unfixed)medium

Notes

[jessie] - libplist <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://github.com/libimobiledevice/libplist/issues/98

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