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Microsoft Visual Studio 64-bit time functions DoS
Published:13.02.2007
Source:
SecurityVulns ID:7216
Type:library
Threat Level:
5/10
Description:Invalid use of assert()-style macro causes application termination for time_t values behind _MAX__TIME64_T (January, 1 3000).
CVE:CVE-2007-0842 (The 64-bit versions of Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0 standard library (MSVCR80.DLL) time functions, including (1) localtime, (2) localtime_s, (3) gmtime, (4) gmtime_s, (5) ctime, (6) ctime_s, (7) wctime, (8) wctime_s, and (9) fstat, trigger an assertion error instead of a NULL pointer or EINVAL when processing a time argument later than Jan 1, 3000, which might allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application exit) via large time values. NOTE: it could be argued that this is a design limitation of the functions, and the vulnerability lies with any application that does not validate arguments to these functions. However, this behavior is inconsistent with documentation, which does not list assertions as a possible result of an error condition.)
Original documentdocument3APA3A, SecurityVulns.com: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0 standard library time functions invalid assertion DoS (Problem 3000). (13.02.2007)
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 Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0 standard library time functions invalid assertion DoS (Problem 3000)

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