CVE-2008-1658 Detail

Current Description

Format string vulnerability in the grant helper (polkit-grant-helper.c) in PolicyKit 0.7 and earlier allows attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via format strings in a password.


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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15295
http://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=PolicyKit.git;a=commitdiff;h=5bc86a14cc0e356bcf8b5f861674f842869b1be7 Exploit 
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:087
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28702 Patch 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1254
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit/+bug/205037
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41877
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00176.html

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-134 Use of Externally-Controlled Format String cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1658
NVD Published Date:
04/11/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017
Source:
MITRE