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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-2677

Original release date: 07/25/2012
Last revised: 12/05/2013


Integer overflow in the ordered_malloc function in boost/pool/pool.hpp in Boost Pool before 3.9 makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to perform memory-related attacks such as buffer overflows via a large memory chunk size value, which causes less memory to be allocated than expected.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://kqueue.org/blog/2012/03/05/memory-allocator-security-revisited/
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2013:065
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20120607 Re: memory allocator upstream patches
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/changeset/78326
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2012-9029
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/ticket/6701
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2012-9818
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20120605 memory allocator upstream patches

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