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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-2027

Original release date: 04/13/2007
Last revised: 03/10/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Untrusted search path vulnerability in the add_filename_to_string function in intl/gettext/loadmsgcat.c for Elinks 0.11.1 allows local users to cause Elinks to use an untrusted gettext message catalog (.po file) in a "../po" directory, which can be leveraged to conduct format string attacks.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.4 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally 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
An untrusted message catalog might lead to a format-string attack when an attacker tricks user into launching links from a particular directory.

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/02/2009)
This issue affected Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. Update packages were released to correct it via: http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1471.html

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25198
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9741
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=417789
External Source: BID
Name: 23844
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-457-1
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 35668
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25169
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25550
Type: Advisory
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200706-03
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25255
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-1686
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=235411
Type: Advisory; Exploit

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9741
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)