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CVE-2008-3916 Detail

Description

Heap-based buffer overflow in the strip_escapes function in signal.c in GNU ed before 1.0 allows context-dependent or user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long filename. NOTE: since ed itself does not typically run with special privileges, this issue only crosses privilege boundaries when ed is invoked as a third-party component.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/04/2008

Evaluator Description

http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/44643 "GNU ed is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the strip_escapes() function. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system."

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-ed/2008-08/msg00000.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-01/msg00006.html
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000082.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200809-15.xml
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-461.htm
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:200
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0946.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/501298/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30815
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020734
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0003.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2642
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/3347
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0528
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0212
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44643
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10678
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00847.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00873.html

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10678
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10678

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3916
NVD Published Date:
09/04/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018