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CVE-2007-2027 Detail

Current Description

Untrusted search path vulnerability in the add_filename_to_string function in intl/gettext/loadmsgcat.c for Elinks 0.11.1 allows local users to cause Elinks to use an untrusted gettext message catalog (.po file) in a "../po" directory, which can be leveraged to conduct format string attacks.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/13/2007      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-2027
Original release date:
04/13/2007
Last revised:
10/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.4 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally 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

Evaluator Impact

An untrusted message catalog might lead to a format-string attack when an attacker tricks user into launching links from a particular directory.

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/02/2009)

This issue affected Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. Update packages were released to correct it via: http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1471.html

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=417789 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=417789
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200706-03.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200706-03
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/23844 External Source BID 23844
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-457-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-457-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1686 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-1686
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=235411 Exploit; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=235411
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9741 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9741

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9741
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9741

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:elinks:elinks:0.11.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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