icoutils up to 0.31.0 integer overflow

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in icoutils up to 0.31.0. Affected is some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a integer overflow vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-190. The product performs a calculation that can produce an integer overflow or wraparound, when the logic assumes that the resulting value will always be larger than the original value. This can introduce other weaknesses when the calculation is used for resource management or execution control. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 03/22/2017. The weakness was published 08/22/2017 by Choongwoo Han (oss-sec). The advisory is shared for download at openwall.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2017-5208 since 01/08/2017. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 7 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 99040 (CentOS 7 : icoutils (CESA-2017:0837)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 236310 (Red Hat Update for icoutils Security (RHSA-2017:0837)).

Upgrading to version 0.31.1 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (99040).




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.0
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Class: Integer overflow
CWE: CWE-190 / CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 99040
Nessus Name: CentOS 7 : icoutils (CESA-2017:0837)
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OpenVAS ID: 703756
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3756-1 (icoutils - security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: icoutils 0.31.1


01/08/2017 🔍
01/08/2017 +0 days 🔍
03/22/2017 +73 days 🔍
03/29/2017 +7 days 🔍
03/30/2017 +1 days 🔍
08/22/2017 +145 days 🔍
08/22/2017 +0 days 🔍
08/23/2017 +1 days 🔍
12/16/2022 +1941 days 🔍


Advisory: RHSA-2017:0837
Researcher: Choongwoo Han
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-5208 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 95315 - icoutils CVE-2017-5208 Local Integer Overflow Vulnerability


Created: 08/23/2017 09:17 AM
Updated: 12/16/2022 10:56 AM
Changes: 08/23/2017 09:17 AM (70), 11/09/2019 04:58 PM (8), 12/16/2022 10:56 AM (4)
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