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CVE-2006-4514 Detail

Current Description

Heap-based buffer overflow in the ole_info_read_metabat function in Gnome Structured File library (libgsf) 1.14.0, and other versions before 1.14.2, allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a large num_metabat value in an OLE document, which causes the ole_init_info function to allocate insufficient memory.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/30/2006      View Analysis Description

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SGI 20070101-01-P Vendor Advisory External Source IDEFENSE 20061130 Multiple Vendor libgsf Heap Overflow Vulnerability External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2006:076 Vendor Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:0011 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200612-13 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source DEBIAN DSA-1221 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:220 External Source BUGTRAQ 20061214 rPSA-2006-0232-1 libgsf Patch External Source BID 21358 External Source UBUNTU USN-391-1 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4784 External Source CONFIRM External Source XF libgsf-metabat-bo(30611) External Source CONFIRM External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9413

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