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CVE-2008-1688 Detail

Current Description

Unspecified vulnerability in GNU m4 before 1.4.11 might allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code, related to improper handling of filenames specified with the -F option. NOTE: it is not clear when this issue crosses privilege boundaries.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: N/A
NVD score not yet provided.

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
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2008&m=slackware-security.510612
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/04/07/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/04/07/3
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28688
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1151/references
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41704

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
NVD-CWE-noinfo Insufficient Information NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:m4:1.4.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:m4:1.4.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:m4:1.4.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:m4:1.4.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:m4:1.4.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:m4:1.4.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:m4:1.4.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:m4:1.4.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:m4:1.4.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:m4:1.4.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1688
NVD Published Date:
04/09/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017