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CVE-2007-2452 Detail


Heap-based buffer overflow in the visit_old_format function in locate/locate.c in locate in GNU findutils before 4.2.31 might allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long pathname in a locate database that has the old format, a different vulnerability than CVE-2001-1036.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  06/04/2007

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Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
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Required to exploit
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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 (06/11/2007)

Not vulnerable. Red Hat did not ship GNU locate in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5. This issue does not affect the ’mlocate’ or ’slocate’ packages that are supplied with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source HP HPSBMA02554 External Source SREASON 2760 External Source BUGTRAQ 20070530 GNU Findutils release 4.2.31 fixes CVE-2007-2452 (GNU locate heap buffer overrun) Patch External Source BID 24250 External Source SECTRACK 1018183 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-2015 External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-1796 External Source XF findutils-filename-bo(34628)

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