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CVE-2008-1391 Detail

Description

Multiple integer overflows in libc in NetBSD 4.x, FreeBSD 6.x and 7.x, and probably other BSD and Apple Mac OS platforms allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via large values of certain integer fields in the format argument to (1) the strfmon function in lib/libc/stdlib/strfmon.c, related to the GET_NUMBER macro; and (2) the printf function, related to left_prec and right_prec.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  03/27/2008

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 (09/24/2009)

Red Hat does not consider this to be a security issue. Properly written application should not use arbitrary untrusted data as part of the format string passed to functions as strfmon or printf family functions.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce//2008//Dec/msg00000.html
http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/53 Exploit
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3770 Exploit
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3338
http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-2058
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/490158/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28479
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019722
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-350A.html US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/3444
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41504
https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-10/msg00007.html

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1391
NVD Published Date:
03/27/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017