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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5079

Original release date: 09/24/2007
Last revised: 09/03/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 does not properly compile and link gdm with tcp_wrappers on x86_64 platforms, which might allow remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 6.8
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: 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 (08/26/2010)
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=181302 An update has been released which resolves this issue: http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0657.html

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0657
External Source: XF
Name: rhel-tcpwrapper-security-bypass(36791)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=181302

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