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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
Description Last Modified:  08/18/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

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


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
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
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/attachment.cgi?id=115890 Exploit
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=546364 Exploit Patch
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00000.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:175
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30690
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-638-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2393
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+bug/254860 Exploit Patch
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44449
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-September/msg00222.html

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3533
NVD Published Date:
08/18/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017