VDB-79097 · CVE-2015-5218 · OpenVAS 12024

util-linux up to 2.26 File text-utils/colcrt.c memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in util-linux up to 2.26 and classified as problematic. This issue affects an unknown code of the file text-utils/colcrt.c of the component File Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 11/09/2015 (Website). The advisory is shared at kernel.org. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2015-5218 since 07/01/2015. An attack has to be approached locally. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 86737 (openSUSE Security Update : util-linux (openSUSE-2015-702)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading to version 2.27 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-54778) and Tenable (86737).

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.7

VulDB Base Score: 5.9
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Nessus ID: 86737
Nessus Name: openSUSE Security Update : util-linux (openSUSE-2015-702)
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OpenVAS ID: 12024
OpenVAS Name: Mageia Linux Local Check: mgasa-2015-0434
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: util-linux 2.27

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Advisory: kernel.org
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CVE: CVE-2015-5218 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 54778 - Util-Linux before 2.27 Local DoS Vulnerability due to Buffer Overflow via a Crafted File, Low

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Created: 11/10/2015 09:55 AM
Updated: 05/11/2018 09:31 AM
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