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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      Last Modified:  02/01/2007      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-0650
Original release date:
02/01/2007
Last revised:
07/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.8 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized 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 (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 Type Source Name
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200709-17.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200709-17
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200711-34.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200711-34
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200805-13.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200805-13
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:109 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:109
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/23872 External Source BID 23872
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1706 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-1706
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=225491 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=225491
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/32284 External Source XF tetex-makeindex-opensty-bo(32284)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1036 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1036

Technical Details

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Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

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

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