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CVE-2005-4808 Detail

Description

Buffer overflow in reset_vars in config/tc-crx.c in the GNU as (gas) assembler in Free Software Foundation GNU Binutils before 20050714 allows user-assisted attackers to have an unknown impact via a crafted .s file.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/31/2005

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2005-4808
Original release date:
12/31/2005
Last revised:
07/19/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.6 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Evaluator Solution

This vulnerability is addressed in the following patch: GNU, Binutils, patch 20050714

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/24/2006)

gas (and gcc) make no promise that they are fault tolerant to bad input. We do not plan on producing security updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux to correct these bugs.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://sources.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1069 Patch External Source CONFIRM http://sources.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1069
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-366-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-366-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44661 External Source XF binutils-resetvars-bo(44661)

Technical Details

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Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:gnu:binutils:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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