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CVE-2007-4990 Detail

Description

The swap_char2b function in X.Org X Font Server (xfs) before 1.0.5 allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via (1) QueryXBitmaps and (2) QueryXExtents protocol requests with crafted size values that specify an arbitrary number of bytes to be swapped on the heap, which triggers heap corruption.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/05/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-4990
Original release date:
10/05/2007
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not 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 (10/08/2007)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2007-4990 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12299 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12299
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=194606 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=194606
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562 External Source CONFIRM http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01323725 External Source HP SSRT071468
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=602 External Source IDEFENSE 20071002 Multiple Vendor X Font Server Multiple Vulnerabilities
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Mar/msg00001.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-03-18
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg-announce/2007-October/000416.html External Source MLIST [xorg-announce] 20071002 [ANNOUNCE] X.Org security advisory: multiple vulnerabilities in X font server
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200710-11.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200710-11
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103114-1 External Source SUNALERT 103114
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-200642-1 External Source SUNALERT 200642
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:210 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:210
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_54_xorg.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:054
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0029.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0029
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0030.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0030
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/481432/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20071003 rPSA-2007-0205-1 xorg-x11 xorg-x11-fonts xorg-x11-tools xorg-x11-xfs
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/25898 External Source BID 25898
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018763 External Source SECTRACK 1018763
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3337 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-3337
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3338 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-3338
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3467 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-3467
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0149 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0149
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0924/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0924
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/36920 External Source XF xfs-queryxbitmaps-queryxextents-bo(36920)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1756 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1756
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11599 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11599
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-December/msg00352.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-4263

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11599
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11599

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