CVE-2017-8804

NameCVE-2017-8804
DescriptionThe xdr_bytes and xdr_string functions in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.25 mishandle failures of buffer deserialization, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (virtual memory allocation, or memory consumption if an overcommit setting is not used) via a crafted UDP packet to port 111, a related issue to CVE-2017-8779.
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NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Notes

This is not a vulnerability in glibc, but a bug in the application, see
https://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2017-05/msg00128.html and
https://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2017-05/msg00129.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/05/05/2
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21461

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