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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-2799

Original release date: 05/23/2007
Last revised: 10/30/2012


Integer overflow in the "file" program 4.20, when running on 32-bit systems, as used in products including The Sleuth Kit, might allow user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a large file that triggers an overflow that bypasses an assert() statement. NOTE: this issue is due to an incorrect patch for CVE-2007-1536.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.1 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-439-2
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1343
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200705-25
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=241022
Type: Advisory
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2007:040
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 38498
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:114
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11012
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0924
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0391
External Source: BID
Name: 24146
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018140
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: 2007-0024
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.amavis.org/security/asa-2007-3.txt
External Source: XF
Name: file-assert-code-execution(34731)
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-03-18
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070524 FLEA-2007-0022-1: file
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-290.htm
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1311
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-2071
Type: Advisory
External Source: NETBSD
Name: NetBSD-SA2008-001

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11012
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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