Intrusion Prevention

VCFTools.add_FORMAT_descriptor.Heap.Use.After.Free

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Use After Free Vulnerability in VCFTools.
The vulnerability is due to an error in the vulnerable application when handling a maliciously crafted VCF file. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application, via a crafted VCF file.

Affected Products

VCFtools 0.1.15

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor:
https://vcftools.github.io/index.html

CVE References

CVE-2018-11130