CVE-2007-0650 Detail

Current Description

Buffer overflow in the open_sty function in mkind.c for makeindex 2.14 in teTeX might allow user-assisted remote attackers to overwrite files and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long filename. NOTE: other overflows exist but might not be exploitable, such as a heap-based overflow in the check_idx function.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed Hat (02/13/2007)

Red Hat does not consider this issue to be a security vulnerability. The user would have to voluntarily interact with the attack mechanism to exploit the flaw, and the result would be the ability to run code as themselves.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200709-17.xml
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200711-34.xml
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200805-13.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:109
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/23872
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1706
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=225491
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/32284
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1036

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-0650
NVD Published Date:
02/01/2007
NVD Last Modified:
07/28/2017
Source:
MITRE