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CVE-2012-5580 Detail

Current Description

Format string vulnerability in the print_proxies function in bin/proxy.c in libproxy 0.3.1 might allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in a proxy name, as demonstrated using the http_proxy environment variable or a PAC file.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
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://www.securityfocus.com/bid/56712
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=791086 Exploit
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=883100 Exploit
https://code.google.com/p/libproxy/source/detail?r=475
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/80340

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection') (CWE-94)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:libproxy_project:libproxy:0.3.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2012-5580
NVD Published Date:
10/27/2014
NVD Last Modified:
08/28/2017