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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      Last Modified:  11/08/2006      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-4810
Original release date:
11/08/2006
Last revised:
10/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.6 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
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.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20061101-01-P External Source SGI 20061101-01-P
http://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/texinfo/texinfo/util/texindex.c?r1=1.16&r2=1.17 External Source MISC 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 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200611-16
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1219 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1219
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:203 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:203
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_28_sr.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:028
http://www.openpkg.org/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.034-texinfo.html External Source OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.034
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0727.html Patch External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0727
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/452723/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20061127 rPSA-2006-0219-1 info install-info texinfo
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/464745/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20070404 VMSA-2007-0003 VMware ESX 3.0.1 and 3.0.0 server security updates
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20959 External Source BID 20959
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2006/0063/ External Source TRUSTIX 2006-0063
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-379-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-379-1
http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1121906-patch.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1121906-patch.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-2559638-patch.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-2559638-patch.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4412 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4412
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1267 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-1267
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/30158 External Source XF texinfo-texindex-bo(30158)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-810 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-810
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10893 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10893

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

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