CVE-2016-7420

Published on: 09/16/2016 12:00:00 AM UTC

Last Modified on: 03/23/2021 11:27:05 PM UTC

CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Certain versions of Crypto from Cryptopp contain the following vulnerability:

Crypto++ (aka cryptopp) through 5.6.4 does not document the requirement for a compile-time NDEBUG definition disabling the many assert calls that are unintended in production use, which might allow context-dependent attackers to obtain sensitive information by leveraging access to process memory after an assertion failure, as demonstrated by reading a core dump.

  • CVE-2016-7420 has been assigned by [email protected] to track the vulnerability - currently rated as MEDIUM severity.

CVSS3 Score: 5.9 - MEDIUM

Attack
Vector
Attack
Complexity
Privileges
Required
User
Interaction
NETWORK HIGH NONE NONE
Scope Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
UNCHANGED HIGH NONE NONE

CVSS2 Score: 4.3 - MEDIUM

Access
Vector
Access
Complexity
Authentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
PARTIAL NONE NONE

CVE References

Description Tags Link
oss-security - Re: Does a documentation bug elevate to CVE status? - Crypto++ Mailing List
Third Party Advisory
www.openwall.com
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URL Logo MLIST [oss-security] 20160915 Re: Does a documentation bug elevate to CVE status? - Crypto++
Update README and INSTALL with -DNDEBUG requirement for production so… · weidai11/[email protected] · GitHub Issue Tracking
Patch
Third Party Advisory
github.com
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URL Logo CONFIRM github.com/weidai11/cryptopp/commit/553049ba297d89d9e8fbf2204acb40a8a53f5cd6
Crypto++ CVE-2016-7420 Information Disclosure Vulnerability cve.report (archive)
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URL Logo BID 92988
oss-security - Re: Does a documentation bug elevate to CVE status? - Crypto++ Mailing List
Third Party Advisory
www.openwall.com
text/html
URL Logo MLIST [oss-security] 20160915 Re: Does a documentation bug elevate to CVE status? - Crypto++
Cut-over to CRYPTOPP_ASSERT due to CVE-2016-7420 · Issue #277 · weidai11/cryptopp · GitHub Issue Tracking
Patch
Third Party Advisory
github.com
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URL Logo CONFIRM github.com/weidai11/cryptopp/issues/277

Known Affected Configurations (CPE V2.3)

Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
ApplicationCryptoppCrypto AllAllAllAll
  • cpe:2.3:a:cryptopp:crypto\+\+:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*: