cloudwu PBC up to 2017-03-02 libpbc.a _pbcM_sp_query use after free

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in cloudwu PBC up to 2017-03-02 (Cloud Software). This issue affects the function _pbcM_sp_query of the file libpbc.a. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a use after free vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-416. Referencing memory after it has been freed can cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

An issue was discovered in libpbc.a in cloudwu PBC through 2017-03-02. A use-after-free can occur in _pbcM_sp_query in map.c.

The bug was discovered 07/24/2018. The weakness was released 07/30/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2018-14744 since 07/29/2018. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 5 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.






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Class: Use after free
CWE: CWE-416 / CWE-119

Local: No
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07/24/2018 🔍
07/29/2018 +4 days 🔍
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07/30/2018 +1 days 🔍
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04/27/2023 +1732 days 🔍


Advisory: 125
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2018-14744 (🔍)


Created: 07/30/2018 02:27 PM
Updated: 04/27/2023 05:13 PM
Changes: 07/30/2018 02:27 PM (59), 03/11/2020 09:29 AM (1), 04/27/2023 05:13 PM (3)
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