Bug 1860310 (CVE-2020-15888) - CVE-2020-15888 lua: stack resizes and garbage collection leads to heap-based buffer overflow
Summary: CVE-2020-15888 lua: stack resizes and garbage collection leads to heap-based ...
Alias: CVE-2020-15888
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian Festi
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Depends On: 1860312 1861197 1861198 1861199 1861311 1861384 1861385 1910623
Blocks: 1860319
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-07-24 09:48 UTC by Dhananjay Arunesh
Modified: 2022-04-17 20:59 UTC (History)
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A flaw was found in Lua in versions through 5.4.0. The interactions between stack resizes and garbage collections are mishandled leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, heap-based buffer over-read, or use-after-free. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity as well as data confidentiality.
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Last Closed: 2020-07-31 11:59:11 UTC

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Comment 1 Dhananjay Arunesh 2020-07-24 09:52:20 UTC
Created lua tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1860312]

Comment 12 Vincent Latombe 2020-09-09 08:54:24 UTC
This affects rhel-8 as well. Why was it closed as NOTABUG?

Comment 13 Florian Festi 2020-09-09 14:51:31 UTC
Analysis has shown that the CVE does not actually apply to the code in RHEL8. In case you have a reproducer that "works" on RHEL-8 we are all too willing to re-open this issue.

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