CCN-lite up to 1.x util/ccnl-common.c memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in CCN-lite up to 1.x. This affects an unknown code of the file util/ccnl-common.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as 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. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Buffer overflow in util/ccnl-common.c in CCN-lite before 2.00 allows context-dependent attackers to have unspecified impact by leveraging incorrect memory allocation.

The bug was discovered 08/08/2017. The weakness was published 02/07/2018 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2017-12469 since 08/04/2017. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 183 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

Upgrading to version 2.00 eliminates this vulnerability.

Similar entries are available at 112939, 112938, 112937 and 112936.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.4

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 7.0
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: CCN-lite 2.00


08/04/2017 🔍
08/08/2017 +4 days 🔍
02/07/2018 +183 days 🔍
02/07/2018 +0 days 🔍
02/08/2018 +1 days 🔍
02/03/2023 +1821 days 🔍


Advisory: 135
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-12469 (🔍)
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Created: 02/08/2018 06:56 AM
Updated: 02/03/2023 07:46 PM
Changes: 02/08/2018 06:56 AM (58), 01/02/2020 01:45 PM (2), 02/03/2023 07:46 PM (5)
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