DescriptionDave Gamble cJSON version 1.7.3 and earlier contains a CWE-416: Use After Free vulnerability in cJSON library that can result in Possible crash, corruption of data or even RCE. This attack appear to be exploitable via Depends on how application uses cJSON library. If application provides network interface then can be exploited over a network, otherwise just local.. This vulnerability appears to have been fixed in 1.7.4.
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NVD severityhigh

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
cjson (PTS)buster1.7.10-1.1fixed
bullseye, sid1.7.13-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
cjsonsource(unstable)(not affected)


- cjson <not-affected> (Fixed before initial upload to Debian)

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