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Security Bulletin: Buffer overflow in V8
19 July 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2016-1669
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Security Bulletin: Buffer overflow in V8
More support for: Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
Software version: 9.1, 22.214.171.124, 9.1.1, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 9.5, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11
Operating system(s): Linux, OS X, Windows
Reference #: 1987182
Modified date: 2016-07-18
Under certain conditions, V8 may improperly expand memory allocations in the
`Zone::New` function. This could potentially be used to cause a Denial of
Service via buffer overflow or as a trigger for a remote code execution.
DESCRIPTION: Google Chrome is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by an
error in V8. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web site, a
remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the
system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 6.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/113145 for the current
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software v9.1 and v9.5
Rational Application Developer 9.1.x and 9.5.x PI65665
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18 July 2016: Original copy published
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