Vulnerabilities > CVE-2021-38380 - Out-of-bounds Read vulnerability in Live555

047910
CVSS 5.0 - MEDIUM
Attack vector
NETWORK
Attack complexity
LOW
Privileges required
NONE
Confidentiality impact
NONE
Integrity impact
NONE
Availability impact
PARTIAL
network
low complexity
live555
CWE-125

Summary

Live555 through 1.08 mishandles huge requests for the same MP3 stream, leading to recursion and s stack-based buffer over-read. An attacker can leverage this to launch a DoS attack.

Vulnerable Configurations

Part Description Count
Application
Live555
1

Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE)

Common Attack Pattern Enumeration and Classification (CAPEC)

  • Overread Buffers
    An adversary attacks a target by providing input that causes an application to read beyond the boundary of a defined buffer. This typically occurs when a value influencing where to start or stop reading is set to reflect positions outside of the valid memory location of the buffer. This type of attack may result in exposure of sensitive information, a system crash, or arbitrary code execution.