Bug 1410168 (CVE-2016-9942) - CVE-2016-9942 libvncserver: Heap-based buffer overflow in ultra.c
Summary: CVE-2016-9942 libvncserver: Heap-based buffer overflow in ultra.c
Alias: CVE-2016-9942
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1410178 1410179 1410180
Blocks: 1410176
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-01-04 16:17 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:03 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: libvncserver 0.9.11
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Last Closed: 2017-01-24 07:08:12 UTC

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Description Adam Mariš 2017-01-04 16:17:31 UTC
Heap-based buffer overflow was found in ultra.c in LibVNCClient in LibVNCServer before 0.9.11 that allows remote servers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted FramebufferUpdate message with the Ultra type tile, such that the LZO payload decompressed length exceeds what is specified by the tile dimensions.

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Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2017-01-04 16:41:26 UTC
Created libvncserver tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1410178]
Affects: epel-5 [bug 1410179]
Affects: epel-7 [bug 1410180]

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2017-05-26 03:54:41 UTC
libvncserver-0.9.11-2.fc24.1 has been pushed to the Fedora 24 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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