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CVE-2006-4810 Detail

Current Description

Buffer overflow in the readline function in util/texindex.c, as used by the (1) texi2dvi and (2) texindex commands, in texinfo 4.8 and earlier allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Texinfo file.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  11/08/2006
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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

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.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20061101-01-P
http://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/texinfo/texinfo/util/texindex.c?r1=1.16&r2=1.17
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200611-16.xml
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1219
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:203
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_28_sr.html
http://www.openpkg.org/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.034-texinfo.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0727.html Patch
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/452723/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/464745/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20959
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2006/0063/
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-379-1
http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1121906-patch.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-2559638-patch.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4412
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1267
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/30158
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-810
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10893

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10893
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10893

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:gnu:texinfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 4.8

Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-4810
NVD Published Date:
11/08/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/17/2018