CVE-2016-7544

Published on: 01/30/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC

Last Modified on: 03/23/2021 11:27:07 PM UTC

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

Certain versions of Crypto from Cryptopp contain the following vulnerability:

Crypto++ 5.6.4 incorrectly uses Microsoft's stack-based _malloca and _freea functions. The library will request a block of memory to align a table in memory. If the table is later reallocated, then the wrong pointer could be freed.

  • CVE-2016-7544 has been assigned by [email protected] to track the vulnerability - currently rated as HIGH severity.

CVSS3 Score: 7.5 - HIGH

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

CVSS2 Score: 5 - MEDIUM

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

CVE References

Description Tags Link
Crypto++ CVE-2016-7544 Denial of Service Vulnerability Third Party Advisory
VDB Entry
cve.report (archive)
text/html
URL Logo BID 93164
oss-security - Re: CVE Assignment for Crypto++ and "AES and incorrect argument to _freea() under Microsoft compilers" Mailing List
Patch
Third Party Advisory
www.openwall.com
text/html
URL Logo MLIST [oss-security] 20160923 Re: CVE Assignment for Crypto++ and "AES and incorrect argument to _freea() under Microsoft compilers"
Crypto++ Library | 5.6.5 Release Release Notes
Vendor Advisory
www.cryptopp.com
text/html
URL Logo CONFIRM www.cryptopp.com/release565.html
oss-security - CVE Assignment for Crypto++ and "AES and incorrect argument to _freea() under Microsoft compilers" Mailing List
Patch
Third Party Advisory
www.openwall.com
text/html
URL Logo MLIST [oss-security] 20160922 CVE Assignment for Crypto++ and "AES and incorrect argument to _freea() under Microsoft compilers"
AES and incorrect use or _malloca() and _freea() under Microsoft compilers · Issue #302 · weidai11/cryptopp · GitHub Issue Tracking
Patch
Third Party Advisory
github.com
text/html
URL Logo CONFIRM github.com/weidai11/cryptopp/issues/302

Known Affected Configurations (CPE V2.3)

Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
ApplicationCryptoppCrypto 5.6.4AllAllAll
ApplicationCryptoppCrypto 5.6.4AllAllAll
Operating
System
MicrosoftWindowsAllAllAllAll
Operating
System
MicrosoftWindowsAllAllAllAll
  • cpe:2.3:a:cryptopp:crypto\+\+:5.6.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:a:cryptopp:crypto\+\+:5.6.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*: