Remote code execution in libebml



Published: 2021-03-26
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2021-3405
CWE ID CWE-122
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Vendor www.matroska.org

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Heap-based buffer overflow

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-3405

CWE-ID: CWE-122 - Heap-based Buffer Overflow

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error in EbmlString::ReadData and EbmlUnicodeString::ReadData in libebml. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted file to the application, trigger heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

libebml: 1.4.0, 1.4.1

CPE External links

https://github.com/Matroska-Org/libebml/issues/74
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/JNHQI6MDOECJ2HT5GCLEX2DMJFEOWPW7/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/UHIIMWZKHHELFF4NRDMOOCS3HKK3K4DF/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/YY7R2JZRO5I6WS62KTJFTZGKYELVFTVB/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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