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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-5667

Original release date: 01/03/2013
Last revised: 01/07/2013


Multiple integer overflows in GNU Grep before 2.11 might allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving a long input line that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.4 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
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: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=889935
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.sv.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=grep.git;a=shortlog;h=v2.11
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grep/+bug/1091473
External Source: MLIST
Name: [bug-grep] 20121217 Re: Exploit in grep..
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/grep.git/commit/?id=cbbc1a45b9f843c811905c97c90a5d31f8e6c189
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20121221 Re: CVE Request: grep
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/grep.git/commit/?id=8fcf61523644df42e1905c81bed26838e0b04f91
Type: Patch Information

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