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CVE-2008-1687 Detail

Description

The (1) maketemp and (2) mkstemp builtin functions in GNU m4 before 1.4.11 do not quote their output when a file is created, which might allow context-dependent attackers to trigger a macro expansion, leading to unspecified use of an incorrect filename.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/09/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1687
Original release date:
04/09/2008
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 (04/15/2008)

Red Hat does not consider this to be a security issue. After careful analysis of this issue the Red Hat Security Response Team has determined that this bug has no security impact outside of expected m4 behavior.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2008&m=slackware-security.510612 External Source SLACKWARE SSA:2008-098-01
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/04/07/1 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080406 Security fixes in m4-1.4.11
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/04/07/12 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080407 Re: Security fixes in m4-1.4.11
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/04/07/3 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080406 Re: Security fixes in m4-1.4.11
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/04/07/4 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080407 Re: Security fixes in m4-1.4.11
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28688 External Source BID 28688
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1151/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1151
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41706 External Source XF gnu-m4-macros-weak-security(41706)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:gnu:m4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 1.4.10

Denotes Vulnerable Software
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