Rom Walton BOINC 6.13.0/6.13.1 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Rom Walton BOINC 6.13.0/6.13.1. It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The software 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. Impacted is availability. CVE summarizes:

Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in BOINC 6.13.x allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a long trickle-up to (1) client/cs_trickle.cpp or (2) db/db_base.cpp.

The weakness was shared 06/02/2014 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2011-5280 since 06/02/2014. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

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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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
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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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Patch: 5b04b249db166ec38c1ee99a9eadcaa300c0f454


06/02/2014 🔍
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03/22/2022 +2554 days 🔍


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CVE: CVE-2011-5280 (🔍)


Created: 03/25/2015 04:45 PM
Updated: 03/22/2022 09:29 AM
Changes: 03/25/2015 04:45 PM (44), 03/10/2019 10:18 AM (2), 03/22/2022 09:29 AM (4)
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