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CVE-2004-2264 Detail

Description

** DISPUTED ** Format string bug in the open_altfile function in filename.c for GNU less 382, 381, and 358 might allow local users to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code via format strings in the LESSOPEN environment variable. NOTE: since less is not setuid or setgid, then this is not a vulnerability unless there are plausible scenarios under which privilege boundaries could be crossed.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/31/2004

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.4 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2004-08/0794.html
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2004-08/0811.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1010988
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/17032

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2004-2264
NVD Published Date:
12/31/2004
NVD Last Modified:
07/10/2017