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CVE-2007-5848 Detail


Buffer overflow in CUPS in Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11 allows local admin users to execute arbitrary code via a crafted URI to the CUPS service.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/19/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
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 Red Hat (01/02/2008)

Not vulnerable. After a detailed analysis of this flaw, it has been determined that it is not exploitable on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5. For more information please see:

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2007-12-17 External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:002 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:050 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:002 External Source BUGTRAQ 20080105 rPSA-2008-0008-1 cups External Source BID 26910 US Government Resource External Source CERT TA07-352A External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-4238 External Source XF macos-cups-bo(39096) External Source CONFIRM

Technical Details

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