Executive Summary

Name CVE-2015-8985 First vendor Publication 2017-03-20
Vendor Cve Last vendor Modification 2020-03-31

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Overall CVSS Score 5.9
Base Score 5.9 Environmental Score 5.9
impact SubScore 3.6 Temporal Score 5.9
Exploitabality Sub Score 2.2
Attack Vector Network Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None Availability Impact High
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 4.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 2.9 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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The pop_fail_stack function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and application crash) via vectors related to extended regular expression processing.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-8985

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-19 Data Handling

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 125

Sources (Detail)

Source Url
BID http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/76916
CONFIRM https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=779392
GENTOO https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201908-06
MLIST http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/02/14/9

Alert History

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Date Informations
2020-05-24 01:17:11
  • Multiple Updates
2020-05-23 00:47:58
  • Multiple Updates
2019-08-16 00:19:33
  • Multiple Updates
2017-03-23 17:22:43
  • Multiple Updates
2017-03-20 21:23:22
  • First insertion