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CVE-2008-3196 Detail

Description

skeleton.c in yacc does not properly handle reduction of a rule with an empty right hand side, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause an out-of-bounds stack access when the yacc stack pointer points to the end of the stack.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  07/16/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3196
Original release date:
07/16/2008
Last revised:
11/26/2012
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.8 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (07/17/2008)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-3196 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-cvs&m=121553004431393&w=2 External Source MLIST [openbsd-cvs] 20080708 CVS: cvs.openbsd.org: src
http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-cvs&m=121553036432044&w=2 External Source MLIST [openbsd-cvs] 20080708 Re: CVS: cvs.openbsd.org: src
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2151/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2151

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:yacc:yacc:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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