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CVE-2003-0124 Detail

Current Description

man before 1.5l allows attackers to execute arbitrary code via a malformed man file with improper quotes, which causes the my_xsprintf function to return a string with the value "unsafe," which is then executed as a program via a system call if it is in the search path of the user who runs man.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Provides user account access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000620
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=104740927915154&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=104802285112752&w=2
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-133.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-134.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/7066 Exploit Patch Vendor Advisory
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/11512

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:andries_brouwer:man:1.5h1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:andries_brouwer:man:1.5i:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:andries_brouwer:man:1.5i2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:andries_brouwer:man:1.5j:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:andries_brouwer:man:1.5k:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2003-0124
NVD Published Date:
03/18/2003
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2017