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CVE-2008-4575 Detail

Description

Buffer overflow in the DoCommand function in jhead before 2.84 might allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via (1) a long -cmd argument and (2) unspecified vectors related to "a bunch of potential string overflows."

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/15/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/15/6
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31770 Patch
http://www.sentex.net/~mwandel/jhead/changes.txt
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jhead/+bug/271020 Exploit
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00511.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00531.html

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4575
NVD Published Date:
10/15/2008
NVD Last Modified:
02/10/2009