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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-3480

Original release date: 08/25/2012
Last revised: 02/20/2014


Multiple integer overflows in the (1) strtod, (2) strtof, (3) strtold, (4) strtod_l, and other unspecified "related functions" in stdlib in GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.16 allow local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string, which triggers a stack-based buffer overflow.


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: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1589-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1207
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1208
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20120813 Re: CVE Request -- glibc: Integer overflows, leading to stack-based buffer overflows in strto* related routines
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20120813 CVE Request -- glibc: Integer overflows, leading to stack-based buffer overflows in strto* related routines
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2012-11927
External Source: MISC
Name: http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=14459
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1027374
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1325
External Source: MLIST
Name: [libc-alpha] 20120812 Fix strtod integer/buffer overflow (bug 14459)
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1262
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 84710
External Source: BID
Name: 54982

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