CVE-2016-4303

NVD - CVE-2016-4303

CVE-2016-4303 Detail

Current Description

The parse_string function in cjson.c in the cJSON library mishandles UTF8/16 strings, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or execute arbitrary code via a non-hex character in a JSON string, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  9.8 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://blog.talosintel.com/2016/06/esnet-vulnerability.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-08/msg00082.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-08/msg00090.html
http://software.es.net/iperf/news.html#security-issue-iperf-3-1-3-iperf-3-0-12-released
http://www.talosintelligence.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0164/
https://github.com/esnet/iperf/commit/91f2fa59e8ed80dfbf400add0164ee0e508e412a
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2020/01/msg00023.html
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/esnet/security/master/cve-2016-4303/esnet-secadv-2016-0001.txt.asc

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-4303
NVD Published Date:
09/26/2016
NVD Last Modified:
01/27/2020
Source:
CERT/CC