In RIOT 2019.07, the MQTT-SN implementation (asymcute) mishandles errors occurring during a read operation on a UDP socket. The receive loop ends. This allows an attacker (via a large packet) to prevent a RIOT MQTT-SN client from working until the device is restarted.
Published : 2019-10-09 17:15 Updated : 2019-10-16 16:48
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Score 7.8 / 10
A vulnerability exploitable with network access means the vulnerable software is bound to the network stack and the attacker does not require local network access or local access. Such a vulnerability is often termed "remotely exploitable". An example of a network attack is an RPC buffer overflow.
Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. The following are examples:
- The affected product typically requires access to a wide range of systems and users, possibly anonymous and untrusted (e.g., Internet-facing web or mail server).
- The affected configuration is default or ubiquitous.
- The attack can be performed manually and requires little skill or additional information gathering.
- The race condition is a lazy one (i.e., it is technically a race but easily winnable).
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