Information Exposure Affecting gcc-8 package, versions *



    Attack Complexity High
    Confidentiality High
    Integrity High
    Availability High

    Threat Intelligence

    EPSS 0.29% (69th percentile)
Expand this section
8.1 high
Expand this section
Red Hat
6.8 medium

Do your applications use this vulnerable package?

In a few clicks we can analyze your entire application and see what components are vulnerable in your application, and suggest you quick fixes.

Test your applications
  • Snyk ID SNYK-DEBIAN10-GCC8-347558
  • published 22 May 2019
  • disclosed 22 May 2019

How to fix?

There is no fixed version for Debian:10 gcc-8.

NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply only to the upstream gcc-8 package and not the gcc-8 package as distributed by Debian. See How to fix? for Debian:10 relevant fixed versions and status.

stack_protect_prologue in cfgexpand.c and stack_protect_epilogue in function.c in GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 4.1 through 8 (under certain circumstances) generate instruction sequences when targeting ARM targets that spill the address of the stack protector guard, which allows an attacker to bypass the protection of -fstack-protector, -fstack-protector-all, -fstack-protector-strong, and -fstack-protector-explicit against stack overflow by controlling what the stack canary is compared against.