Upstream information

CVE-2016-4303 at MITRE


The parse_string function in cjson.c in the cJSON library mishandles UTF8/16 strings, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or execute arbitrary code via a non-hex character in a JSON string, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.5
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 9.8
Vector CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High
CVSSv3 Version 3
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 984453 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Package Hub for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12
  • iperf >= 3.1.3-6.1
  • iperf-debuginfo >= 3.1.3-6.1
  • iperf-debugsource >= 3.1.3-6.1
  • iperf-devel >= 3.1.3-6.1
  • libiperf0 >= 3.1.3-6.1
  • libiperf0-debuginfo >= 3.1.3-6.1
openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • iperf >= 3.1.3-1.3
  • iperf-devel >= 3.1.3-1.3
  • libiperf0 >= 3.1.3-1.3
openSUSE Tumbleweed GA iperf-3.1.3-1.3

Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Enterprise Storage 4 iperf Not affected
SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 iperf Already fixed