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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-4268

Original release date: 12/15/2005
Last revised: 07/18/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Buffer overflow in cpio 2.6-8.FC4 on 64-bit platforms, when creating a cpio archive, allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a file whose size is represented by more than 8 digits.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 3.7 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: High
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 (03/15/2010)
This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0245.html and in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0145.html. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25161
External Source: FREEBSD
Name: FreeBSD-SA-06:03
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2006:010
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0145
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6860
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18280
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=172669
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2005:237
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10450
External Source: BID
Name: 16057
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 22194
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20117
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18395
External Source: XF
Name: cpio-file-size-bo(23855)
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0245
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-234-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25098
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18278
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1338
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18251

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10450
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6860
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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