sane-backends 1.0.25 saned SANE_NET_CONTROL_OPTION Packet Memory information disclosure

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in sane-backends 1.0.25. Affected by this issue is an unknown part of the component saned. The manipulation as part of a SANE_NET_CONTROL_OPTION Packet leads to a information disclosure vulnerability (Memory). Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. Impacted is confidentiality.

The bug was discovered 02/11/2017. The weakness was presented 03/20/2017 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2017-6318 since 02/24/2017. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1592 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 37 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 97968 (Fedora 25 : sane-backends (2017-340718eb7b)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 6 days after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (97968).



CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.3

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.1
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Name: Memory
Class: Information disclosure / Memory
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 97968
Nessus Name: Fedora 25 : sane-backends (2017-340718eb7b)
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for sane-backends FEDORA-2017-340718eb7b
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Recommended: Upgrade
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12/16/2016 🔍
02/11/2017 +57 days 🔍
02/24/2017 +13 days 🔍
03/20/2017 +24 days 🔍
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03/21/2017 +1 days 🔍
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03/27/2017 +1 days 🔍
11/14/2022 +2058 days 🔍


Advisory: USN-4470-1
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-6318 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 97028 - sane-backends CVE-2017-6318 Information Disclosure Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-6318 - sane-backends - Information Disclosure Issue


Created: 03/21/2017 07:53 AM
Updated: 11/14/2022 09:18 AM
Changes: 03/21/2017 07:53 AM (74), 09/10/2020 12:48 PM (6), 11/14/2022 09:18 AM (3)
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