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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-3962

Original release date: 12/01/2005
Last revised: 10/11/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Integer overflow in the format string functionality (Perl_sv_vcatpvfn) in Perl 5.9.2 and 5.8.6 Perl allows attackers to overwrite arbitrary memory and possibly execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers with large values, which causes an integer wrap and leads to a buffer overflow, as demonstrated using format string vulnerabilities in Perl applications.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:881
Type: Advisory
External Source: OPENPKG
Name: OpenPKG-SA-2005.025
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2005:029
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20894
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17762
Type: Advisory
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2006-11-28
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA06-333A
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18187
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:880
Type: Advisory
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2005:225
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.dyadsecurity.com/perl-0002.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: OPENBSD
Name: [3.7] 20060105 007: SECURITY FIX: January 5, 2006
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17993
Type: Advisory
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT061105
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18295
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18413
Type: Advisory
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200512-01
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-4750
External Source: CONECTIVA
Name: CLSA-2006:1056
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.ipcop.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=41
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18517
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 19041
Type: Advisory
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 21345
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-0771
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17941
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2005-2688
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-081.htm
External Source: MISC
Name: ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/patches/3.7/common/007_perl.patch
External Source: SGI
Name: 20060101-01-U
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2005:071
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17802
Type: Advisory
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 102192
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-943
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31208
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18075
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 15629
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/patches/3.7/common/007_perl.patch
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FLSA-2006:176731
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304829
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17952
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 23155
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20051201 Perl format string integer wrap vulnerability
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: TSLSA-2005-0070
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBTU02125
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 22255
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-2613
Type: Advisory
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1074
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-222-1
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20051201 Perl format string integer wrap vulnerability
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/patches/3.8/common/001_perl.patch
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10598
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17844
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18183
Type: Advisory
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#948385

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10598
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1074
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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