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CVE-2007-2452 Detail

Description

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
Description Last Modified:  06/04/2007

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 6.8


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): Single
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 (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
http://itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=emr_na-c02286083
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/2760
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/470108/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/24250 Patch
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018183
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/2015
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/1796
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/34628

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-2452
NVD Published Date:
06/04/2007
NVD Last Modified:
10/16/2018