ID CVE-2017-2888
Summary An exploitable integer overflow vulnerability exists when creating a new RGB Surface in SDL 2.0.5. A specially crafted file can cause an integer overflow resulting in too little memory being allocated which can lead to a buffer overflow and potential code execution. An attacker can provide a specially crafted image file to trigger this vulnerability.
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:libsdl:sdl:2.0.5
Base: 6.8
  • Forced Integer Overflow
    This attack forces an integer variable to go out of range. The integer variable is often used as an offset such as size of memory allocation or similarly. The attacker would typically control the value of such variable and try to get it out of range. For instance the integer in question is incremented past the maximum possible value, it may wrap to become a very small, or negative number, therefore providing a very incorrect value which can lead to unexpected behavior. At worst the attacker can execute arbitrary code.
refmap via4
bid 101215
Last major update 11-10-2017 - 14:29
Published 11-10-2017 - 14:29
Last modified 03-11-2017 - 13:24
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