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CVE-2006-5466 Detail

Description

Heap-based buffer overflow in the showQueryPackage function in librpm in RPM Package Manager 4.4.8, when the LANG environment variable is set to ru_RU.UTF-8, might allow user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted RPM packages.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  11/06/2006

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.4 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): High
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows disruption of service

Evaluator Solution

Successful exploitation may allow the execution of arbitrary code, but requires that certain locales are set (e.g. ru_RU.UTF-8). There are patches available for each affected Ubuntu product.

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

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

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=213515 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/ Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200611-08.xml
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017160
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:200
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20906
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-378-1 Patch
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4350
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=212833 Exploit

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-5466
NVD Published Date:
11/06/2006
NVD Last Modified:
03/07/2011