CVE-2008-3916

HIGH

Description

Heap-based buffer overflow in the strip_escapes function in signal.c in GNU ed before 1.0 allows context-dependent or user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long filename. NOTE: since ed itself does not typically run with special privileges, this issue only crosses privilege boundaries when ed is invoked as a third-party component.

References

http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-ed/2008-08/msg00000.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-01/msg00006.html

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000082.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/32349

http://secunia.com/advisories/32460

http://secunia.com/advisories/33005

http://secunia.com/advisories/38794

http://secunia.com/advisories/43068

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200809-15.xml

http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-461.htm

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:200

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0946.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/501298/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30815

http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020734

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0003.html

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2642

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/3347

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0528

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0212

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44643

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10678

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00847.html

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00873.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2008-09-04

Updated: 2018-10-11

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: HIGH