National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability

CVE-2008-5982 Detail


Format string vulnerability in BMC PATROL Agent before 3.7.30 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in an invalid version number to TCP port 3181, which are not properly handled when writing a log message.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/27/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
Original release date:
Last revised:


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

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

By selecting these links, you will be leaving NIST webspace. We have provided these links to other web sites because they may have information that would be of interest to you. No inferences should be drawn on account of other sites being referenced, or not, from this page. There may be other web sites that are more appropriate for your purpose. NIST does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, or concur with the facts presented on these sites. Further, NIST does not endorse any commercial products that may be mentioned on these sites. Please address comments about this page to

Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source BUGTRAQ 20081208 ZDI-08-082: BMC PatrolAgent Version Logging Format String Vulnerability External Source BID 32692 External Source SECTRACK 1021361 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-3379 External Source MISC External Source XF patrolagent-logging-format-string(47175)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)

Change History 2 change records found - show changes