libming 0.4.8 util/parser.c parseSWF_ACTIONRECORD resource management

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A vulnerability was found in libming 0.4.8 (Programming Tool Software). It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects the function parseSWF_ACTIONRECORD of the file util/parser.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect availability. CVE summarizes:

In libming 0.4.8, a memory exhaustion vulnerability was found in the function parseSWF_ACTIONRECORD in util/parser.c, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted file.

The bug was discovered 03/07/2018. The weakness was shared 03/08/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2018-7876 since 03/08/2018. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 110162 (Debian DLA-1386-1 : ming security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context l.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 3 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (110162).






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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404

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Nessus ID: 110162
Nessus Name: Debian DLA-1386-1 : ming security update
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OpenVAS ID: 65387
OpenVAS Name: Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1386-1] ming security update)
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03/07/2018 🔍
03/08/2018 +1 days 🔍
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03/09/2018 +1 days 🔍
05/25/2018 +77 days 🔍
05/29/2018 +4 days 🔍
02/17/2023 +1725 days 🔍


Advisory: DLA 1386-1
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2018-7876 (🔍)


Created: 03/09/2018 07:47 AM
Updated: 02/17/2023 04:39 PM
Changes: 03/09/2018 07:47 AM (71), 01/11/2020 04:37 PM (3), 02/17/2023 04:39 PM (4)
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