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A vulnerability was found in Contiki-NG up to 4.5. It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown functionality of the component 6LoWPAN Packet Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-787. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:
Contiki-NG is an open-source, cross-platform operating system for internet of things devices. It is possible to cause an out-of-bounds write in versions of Contiki-NG prior to 4.6 when transmitting a 6LoWPAN packet with a chain of extension headers. Unfortunately, the written header is not checked to be within the available space, thereby making it possible to write outside the buffer. The problem has been patched in Contiki-NG 4.6. Users can apply the patch for this vulnerability out-of-band as a workaround.
The weakness was shared 06/19/2021. The advisory is available at github.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2021-21280 since 12/22/2020. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.
Upgrading to version 4.6 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at github.com. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version.
CVSSv3VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0
VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 7.0
VulDB Vector: 🔒
VulDB Reliability: 🔍
VulDB Base Score: 🔒
VulDB Temp Score: 🔒
VulDB Reliability: 🔍
ExploitingClass: Memory corruption
Status: Not defined
Price Prediction: 🔍
Current Price Estimation: 🔒
Threat IntelligenceInterest: 🔍
Active Actors: 🔍
Active APT Groups: 🔍
0-Day Time: 🔒
Upgrade: Contiki-NG 4.6
Timeline12/22/2020 CVE assigned
06/19/2021 +178 days Advisory disclosed
06/19/2021 +0 days VulDB entry created
06/21/2021 +2 days VulDB last update
CVE: CVE-2021-21280 (🔒)
EntryCreated: 06/19/2021 07:42 AM
Updated: 06/21/2021 04:03 PM
Changes: (1) source_cve_cna
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