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CVE-2008-1685 Detail

Current Description

** DISPUTED ** gcc 4.2.0 through 4.3.0 in GNU Compiler Collection, when casts are not used, considers the sum of a pointer and an int to be greater than or equal to the pointer, which might lead to removal of length testing code that was intended as a protection mechanism against integer overflow and buffer overflow attacks, and provide no diagnostic message about this removal. NOTE: the vendor has determined that this compiler behavior is correct according to section 6.5.6 of the C99 standard (aka ISO/IEC 9899:1999).

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/06/2008      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1685
Original release date:
04/06/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.8 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
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 (07/24/2008)

The Red Hat Security Response Team is aware of this new gcc behavior and is currently working to determine what impact these changes will have on the source code processed by the compiler. These changes do not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2, 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=26763 External Source MISC http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=26763
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/162289 US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#162289
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41686 External Source XF gcc-weak-security(41686)

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