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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4316

Original release date: 03/14/2009
Last revised: 08/21/2010


Multiple integer overflows in glib/gbase64.c in GLib before 2.20 allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long string that is converted either (1) from or (2) to a base64 representation.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
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

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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-738-1
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090312 [oCERT-2008-015] glib and glib-predecessor heap overflows
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090317 Re: [oCERT-2008-015] glib and glib-predecessor heap overflows
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8360
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2008-015.html
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0336
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1747
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0045
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090312 [oCERT-2008-015] glib and glib-predecessor heap overflows
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-2688
External Source: MISC
Name: http://ocert.org/patches/2008-015/glib-CVE-2008-4316.diff
Type: Patch Information
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11401
External Source: BID
Name: 34100
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021884
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:080
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-2657
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://svn.gnome.org/viewvc/glib?view=revision&revision=7973
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: glib-gbase64-bo(49272)
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2009:026
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0528
External Source: MLIST
Name: [security-announce] 20100303 VMSA-2010-0004 ESX Service Console and vMA third party updates
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090312 rPSA-2009-0045-1 glib

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11401
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8360
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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