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CVE-2008-3533 Detail

Description

Format string vulnerability in the window_error function in yelp-window.c in yelp in Gnome after 2.19.90 and before 2.24 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in an invalid URI on the command line, as demonstrated by use of yelp within (1) man or (2) ghelp URI handlers in Firefox, Evolution, and unspecified other programs.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/18/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3533
Original release date:
08/18/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/19/2008)

This issue does not affect the versions of the yelp package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/attachment.cgi?id=115890 Exploit External Source CONFIRM http://bugzilla.gnome.org/attachment.cgi?id=115890
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=546364 Exploit; Patch External Source CONFIRM http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=546364
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00000.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:024
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:175 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:175
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30690 External Source BID 30690
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-638-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-638-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2393 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2393
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+bug/254860 Exploit; Patch External Source CONFIRM https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+bug/254860
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44449 External Source XF yelp-uri-format-string(44449)
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-September/msg00222.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-7293

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)

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