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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      Last Modified:  06/04/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-2452
Original release date:
06/04/2007
Last revised:
07/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
6.8
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
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 (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
http://itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=emr_na-c02286083 External Source HP HPSBMA02554
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/2760 External Source SREASON 2760
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/470108/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20070530 GNU Findutils release 4.2.31 fixes CVE-2007-2452 (GNU locate heap buffer overrun)
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/24250 Patch External Source BID 24250
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018183 External Source SECTRACK 1018183
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/2015 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-2015
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/1796 External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-1796
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/34628 External Source XF findutils-filename-bo(34628)

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