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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      Last Modified:  04/09/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1688
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 user account 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.

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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/2008/04/07/3 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080406 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/41704 External Source XF gnu-m4-producefrozenstate-format-string(41704)

Technical Details

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