Upstream information

CVE-2015-8972 at MITRE


Stack-based buffer overflow in the ValidateMove function in frontend/ in GNU Chess (aka gnuchess) before 6.2.4 might allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a large input, as demonstrated when in UCI mode.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having critical 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:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High
CVSSv3 Version 3.1
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1010143 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:


List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
openSUSE Leap 15.0
  • gnuchess >= 6.2.5-lp150.2.1
openSUSE Leap 15.0 GA gnuchess-6.2.5-lp150.2.1
openSUSE Leap 15.2
  • gnuchess >= 6.2.6-lp152.1.2
openSUSE Leap 15.2 GA gnuchess-6.2.6-lp152.1.1
openSUSE Leap 15.3
  • gnuchess >= 6.2.6-bp153.1.16
openSUSE Leap 15.3 GA gnuchess-6.2.6-bp153.1.16
openSUSE Leap 15.4
  • gnuchess >= 6.2.9-bp154.1.21
openSUSE Leap 15.4 GA gnuchess-6.2.9-bp154.1.21
openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • gnuchess >= 6.2.4-1.1
openSUSE Tumbleweed GA gnuchess-6.2.4-1.1

SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Mon Nov 14 22:36:21 2016
CVE page last modified: Thu Dec 7 13:10:14 2023