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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      Last Modified:  03/27/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1391
Original release date:
03/27/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
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 (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.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce//2008//Dec/msg00000.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-12-15
http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/53 Exploit External Source SREASONRES 20080325 *BSD libc (strfmon) Multiple vulnerabilities
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3770 Exploit External Source SREASON 3770
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3338 External Source CONFIRM http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3338
http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-2058 External Source DEBIAN DSA-2058
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/490158/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080327 [securityreason] *BSD libc (strfmon) Multiple vulnerabilities
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28479 External Source BID 28479
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019722 External Source SECTRACK 1019722
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-350A.html US Government Resource External Source CERT TA08-350A
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/3444 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-3444
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41504 External Source XF bsd-strfmon-overflow(41504)
https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-10/msg00007.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2010:052

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