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CVE-2009-4227 Detail

Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in the read_1_3_textobject function in f_readold.c in Xfig 3.2.5b and earlier, and in the read_textobject function in read1_3.c in fig2dev in Transfig 3.2.5a and earlier, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long string in a malformed .fig file that uses the 1.3 file format. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/08/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-4227
Original release date:
12/08/2009
Last revised:
08/16/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.8 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
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 (12/15/2009)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2009-4227 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having moderate security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=559274 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=559274
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:010 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2011:010
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/12/03/2 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20091203 CVE Request -- xfig
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/37193 Exploit External Source BID 37193
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0108 External Source VUPEN ADV-2011-0108
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=543905 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=543905
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/54525 External Source XF xfig-read13textobject-bo(54525)

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