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aide -- heap-based buffer overflow

Affected packages
aide < 0.17.4


VuXML ID 309c35f4-7c9f-11ec-a739-206a8a720317
Discovery 2022-01-15
Entry 2022-01-23

David Bouman reports:

AIDE before 0.17.4 allows local users to obtain root privileges via crafted file metadata (such as XFS extended attributes or tmpfs ACLs), because of a heap-based buffer overflow.

Aide uses a fixed size (16k bytes) for the return buffer in encode_base64/decode_base64 functions. This results in a segfault if aide processes a file with too large extended attribute value or ACL.


CVE Name CVE-2021-45417