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CVE-2007-2683 Detail

Description

Buffer overflow in Mutt 1.4.2 might allow local users to execute arbitrary code via "&" characters in the GECOS field, which triggers the overflow during alias expansion.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  05/15/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-2683
Original release date:
05/15/2007
Last revised:
10/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
3.5 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
1.5
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
High
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 (06/04/2007)

Updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux are available from http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0386.html

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://dev.mutt.org/trac/ticket/2885 External Source MISC http://dev.mutt.org/trac/ticket/2885
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:113 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:113
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0386.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:0386
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/24192 External Source BID 24192
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018066 External Source SECTRACK 1018066
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2007/0024/ External Source TRUSTIX 2007-0024
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=239890 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=239890
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/34441 External Source XF mutt-gecos-bo(34441)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1391 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1391
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10543 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10543

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10543
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10543

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.4.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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