CVE-2008-3916

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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

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

Tenable Plugins

View all (14 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
89737VMware ESX Third-Party Libraries Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2010-0004) (remote check)NessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
high
67757Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : ed (ELSA-2008-0946)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
60484Scientific Linux Security Update : ed on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
53709openSUSE Security Update : ed (openSUSE-SU-2010:1084-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
51639SuSE 10 Security Update : ed (ZYPP Patch Number 7301)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
51597SuSE 11.1 Security Update : ed (SAT Patch Number 3792)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
44993VMSA-2010-0004 : ESX Service Console and vMA third-party updatesNessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
high
40388VMSA-2009-0003 : ESX 2.5.5 patch 12 updates service console package edNessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
high
37658Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ed (MDVSA-2008:200)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
high
34676Fedora 9 : ed-1.1-1.fc9 (2008-9263)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
34674Fedora 8 : ed-1.1-1.fc8 (2008-9236)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
34467RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 / 5 : ed (RHSA-2008:0946)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
34463CentOS 3 / 4 / 5 : ed (CESA-2008:0946)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
34273GLSA-200809-15 : GNU ed: User-assisted execution of arbitrary codeNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
high