National Cyber Awareness System
Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2310
Original release date:07/01/2008
Format string vulnerability in c++filt in Apple Mac OS X 10.5 before 10.5.4 allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted string in (1) C++ or (2) Java source code.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type:Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service
Official Statement from Red Hat (07/04/2008)
Not vulnerable. This issue does not affect the version of c++filt as shipped with binutils in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or 4. Although this bug is present in the version of c++filt as shipped with binutils in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the format string protection from FORTIFY_SOURCE makes this unexploitable.
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External Source: CONFIRM
Type: Patch Information
External Source: XF
External Source: VUPEN
External Source: BID
External Source: SECTRACK
External Source: SECUNIA
External Source: APPLE
- Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)