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CVE-2012-3480 Detail

Current Description

Multiple integer overflows in the (1) strtod, (2) strtof, (3) strtold, (4) strtod_l, and other unspecified "related functions" in stdlib in GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.16 allow local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string, which triggers a stack-based buffer overflow.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-August/085190.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1207.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1208.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1262.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1325.html
http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=14459
http://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2012-08/msg00202.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/08/13/4
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/08/13/6
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/54982
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1027374
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1589-1
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201503-04

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:glibc:2.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2012-3480
NVD Published Date:
08/25/2012
NVD Last Modified:
06/30/2017