DescriptionAn exploitable signed comparison vulnerability exists in the ARMv7 memcpy() implementation of GNU glibc 2.30.9000. Calling memcpy() (on ARMv7 targets that utilize the GNU glibc implementation) with a negative value for the 'num' parameter results in a signed comparison vulnerability. If an attacker underflows the 'num' parameter to memcpy(), this vulnerability could lead to undefined behavior such as writing to out-of-bounds memory and potentially remote code execution. Furthermore, this memcpy() implementation allows for program execution to continue in scenarios where a segmentation fault or crash should have occurred. The dangers occur in that subsequent execution and iterations of this code will be executed with this corrupted data.
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NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs961452

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
glibc (PTS)stretch2.24-11+deb9u4vulnerable
stretch (security)2.24-11+deb9u1vulnerable
bullseye, sid2.31-9fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
glibcsourcejessie(not affected)


[buster] - glibc <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - glibc <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - glibc <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present);h=beea361050728138b82c57dda0c4810402d342b9;h=79a4fa341b8a89cb03f84564fd72abaa1a2db394

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