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CVE-2007-3508 Detail

Current Description

** DISPUTED ** Integer overflow in the process_envvars function in elf/rtld.c in glibc before 2.5-rc4 might allow local users to execute arbitrary code via a large LD_HWCAP_MASK environment variable value. NOTE: the glibc maintainers state that they do not believe that this issue is exploitable for code execution.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  07/03/2007      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-3508
Original release date:
07/03/2007
Last revised:
07/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Mandriva (09/17/2007)

Based on the analysis of Red Hat and several Glibc developers, Mandriva does not believe this to be exploitable.

Official Statement from Red Hat (07/05/2007)

After careful analysis by Red Hat and several Glibc developers, it has been determined that this bug is not exploitable. For more information please see Red Hat Bugzilla bug #247208 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=247208

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=183844 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=183844
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200707-04.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200707-04
http://sources.gentoo.org/viewcvs.py/gentoo/src/patchsets/glibc/2.5/1600_all_glibc-hwcap-mask-secure.patch?rev=1.1&view=markup External Source MISC http://sources.gentoo.org/viewcvs.py/gentoo/src/patchsets/glibc/2.5/1600_all_glibc-hwcap-mask-secure.patch?rev=1.1&view=markup
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/24758 External Source BID 24758
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018334 External Source SECTRACK 1018334
http://www.sourceware.org/ml/libc-hacker/2007-07/msg00001.html External Source MLIST [libc-hacker] [PATCH] Fix LD_HWCAP_MASK handling
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/2418 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-2418
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/35240 External Source XF glibc-envvars-overflow(35240)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:gentoo:glibc:*:r3:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 2.5

Denotes Vulnerable Software
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