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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
Description Last Modified:  10/05/2007

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Provides unauthorized access
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
http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12299
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=194606
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01323725
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=602
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Mar/msg00001.html
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg-announce/2007-October/000416.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200710-11.xml
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103114-1
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-200642-1
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:210
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_54_xorg.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0029.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0030.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/481432/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/25898
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018763
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3337
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3338
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3467
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0149
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0924/references
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/36920
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1756
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11599
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-December/msg00352.html

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

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-4990
NVD Published Date:
10/05/2007
NVD Last Modified:
10/15/2018