CVE-2018-6551

2018-02-02T14:29:00
ID CVE-2018-6551
Type cve
Reporter cve@mitre.org
Modified 2020-08-24T17:37:00

Description

The malloc implementation in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6), from version 2.24 to 2.26 on powerpc, and only in version 2.26 on i386, did not properly handle malloc calls with arguments close to SIZE_MAX and could return a pointer to a heap region that is smaller than requested, eventually leading to heap corruption.