- Date Discovered:
- July 16, 2016
- libffi is prone to an arbitrary code-execution vulnerability. Successfully exploiting this issue allows attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected application.
- Libffi Project libffi
- Oracle PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.56
- Oracle PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.57
Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.Ensure that only trusted users have local, interactive access to affected computers.
Implement multiple redundant layers of security.Since this issue may be leveraged to execute code, we recommend memory-protection schemes, such as nonexecutable stack/heap configurations and randomly mapped memory segments. This tactic may complicate exploits of memory-corruption vulnerabilities.
Qualys Security Advisory