VDB-102757 · CVE-2017-2780 · BID 99249

InsideSecure MatrixSSL 3.8.7b X.509 Certificate Parser memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in InsideSecure MatrixSSL 3.8.7b and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code of the component X.509 Certificate Parser. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

An exploitable heap buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the X509 certificate parsing functionality of InsideSecure MatrixSSL 3.8.7b. A specially crafted x509 certificate can cause a buffer overflow on the heap resulting in remote code execution. To trigger this vulnerability, a specially crafted x509 certificate must be presented to the vulnerable client or server application when initiating secure connection.

The bug was discovered 06/22/2016. The weakness was disclosed 06/22/2017 by Aleksandar Nikolic with Cisco Talos (Website). The advisory is shared at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-2780 since 12/01/2016. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 365 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The entries 102758 and 102759 are pretty similar.





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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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OpenVAS ID: 103427
OpenVAS Name: MatrixSSL Multiple Vulnerabilities
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06/22/2016 🔍
12/01/2016 +162 days 🔍
06/22/2017 +203 days 🔍
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06/23/2017 +1 days 🔍
12/08/2022 +1994 days 🔍


Advisory: securityfocus.com
Researcher: Aleksandar Nikolic
Organization: Cisco Talos
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-2780 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 99249 - MatrixSSL 'X509' Certificate Parsing Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

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Created: 06/23/2017 09:43 AM
Updated: 12/08/2022 06:37 PM
Changes: 06/23/2017 09:43 AM (64), 10/19/2019 08:17 PM (5), 12/08/2022 06:37 PM (14)
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