VDB-98499 · CVE-2016-10132 · Qualys 276478

Artifex MuJS Regular Expression regexp.c null pointer dereference

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in Artifex MuJS (affected version not known). This affects some unknown functionality of the file regexp.c of the component Regular Expression Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a null pointer dereference vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-476. A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit. This is going to have an impact on availability. The summary by CVE is:

regexp.c in Artifex Software, Inc. MuJS allows attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and crash) via vectors related to regular expression compilation.

The bug was discovered 03/24/2017. The weakness was shared 03/24/2017 (oss-sec). It is possible to read the advisory at openwall.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-10132 since 01/12/2017. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 97338 (Fedora 24 : mujs (2017-624e2eeda0)), 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 l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 276478 (Fedora Security Update for mujs (FEDORA-2017-dc6023e849)).

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at git.ghostscript.com. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (97338).





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Class: Null pointer dereference
CWE: CWE-476 / CWE-404

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Nessus ID: 97338
Nessus Name: Fedora 24 : mujs (2017-624e2eeda0)
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for mujs FEDORA-2017-dc6023e849
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Patch: fd003eceda531e13fbdd1aeb6e9c73156496e569


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Vendor: artifex.com

Advisory: FEDORA-2017-624e2eeda0
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-10132 (🔍)
OSVDB: - CVE-2016-10132 - Artifex Software - MuJS - Denial of Service Issue


Created: 03/24/2017 06:53 PM
Updated: 11/15/2022 08:50 AM
Changes: 03/24/2017 06:53 PM (72), 09/13/2020 08:42 PM (3), 11/15/2022 08:48 AM (5), 11/15/2022 08:50 AM (1)
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