SGI Performance Co-Pilot up to 2.1.1 p_creds.c __pmDecodeLogControl numeric error

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in SGI Performance Co-Pilot up to 2.1.1. This vulnerability affects the function __pmDecodeLogControl of the file p_creds.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-189. As an impact it is known to affect availability. CVE summarizes:

libpcp in Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) before 3.6.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via (1) a PDU with the numcreds field value greater than the number of actual elements to the __pmDecodeCreds function in p_creds.c; (2) the string byte number value to the __pmDecodeNameList function in p_pmns.c; (3) the numids value to the __pmDecodeIDList function in p_pmns.c; (4) unspecified vectors to the __pmDecodeProfile function in p_profile.c; the (5) status number value or (6) string number value to the __pmDecodeNameList function in p_pmns.c; (7) certain input to the __pmDecodeResult function in p_result.c; (8) the name length field (namelen) to the DecodeNameReq function in p_pmns.c; (9) a crafted PDU_FETCH request to the __pmDecodeFetch function in p_fetch.c; (10) the namelen field in the __pmDecodeInstanceReq function in p_instance.c; (11) the buflen field to the __pmDecodeText function in p_text.c; (12) PDU_INSTANCE packets to the __pmDecodeInstance in p_instance.c; or the (13) c_numpmid or (14) v_numval fields to the __pmDecodeLogControl function in p_lcontrol.c, which triggers integer overflows, heap-based buffer overflows, and/or buffer over-reads.

The weakness was disclosed 08/27/2012 by Florian Weimer (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2012-3418 since 06/14/2012. The exploitation appears to be easy. 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 scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 74734 (openSUSE Security Update : pcp (openSUSE-SU-2012:1081-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 165734 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for pcp (SUSE-SU-2013:0190-1)).

Upgrading to version 2.1.2 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (77814) and Tenable (74734). The entries 61915, 61914, 61913 and 63084 are pretty similar.





  • commercial


  • end of life

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 74734
Nessus Name: openSUSE Security Update : pcp (openSUSE-SU-2012:1081-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 71821
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2533-1 (pcp)
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Upgrade: Performance Co-Pilot 2.1.2
Patch: b441980d53be1835b25f0cd6bcc0062da82032dd


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Advisory: dsa-2533
Researcher: Florian Weimer
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2012-3418 (🔍)

X-Force: 77814
Vulnerability Center: 37111 - Performance Co-Pilot <3.6.5 Remote Denial of Service and Code Execution - CVE-2012-3418, High
SecurityFocus: 55041 - Performance Co-Pilot Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 12/12/2021 04:10 PM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (70), 04/20/2017 03:49 PM (6), 12/12/2021 03:58 PM (5), 12/12/2021 04:04 PM (1), 12/12/2021 04:10 PM (1)
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