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CVE-2008-1688 Detail

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
Description Last Modified:  04/09/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Provides user account access
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.

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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

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Quick Info

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