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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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  02/01/2007
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Provides unauthorized access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red 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.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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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

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:makeindex:makeindex:2.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Change History

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Quick Info

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