000031757 - RSA Authentication Manager GNU C Library aka glibc Vulnerability (CVE-2015-1472) - False Positive

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Article Number000031757
Applies ToRSA Authentication Manager 8.1.x
CVE IDCVE-2015-1472
Article SummaryThe ADDW macro in stdio-common/vfscanf.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.21 does not properly consider data-type size during memory allocation, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a long line containing wide characters that are improperly handled in a wscanf call.
CVSS Severity: 7.5 High
Link to Advisorieshttps://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2015-1472
Alert ImpactNot Applicable
Technical DetailsFalse positive
Technical Details ExplanationThe vulnerability in CVE-2015-1472 does not add any additional risk to RSA Authentication Manager 8.1.x and above, as the appliance by its own security design does not have any local or low privileged interactive users.

 

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