CVE-2013-4788

MEDIUM
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Description

The PTR_MANGLE implementation in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.4, 2.17, and earlier, and Embedded GLIBC (EGLIBC) does not initialize the random value for the pointer guard, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to control execution flow by leveraging a buffer-overflow vulnerability in an application and using the known zero value pointer guard to calculate a pointer address.

References

http://hmarco.org/bugs/CVE-2013-4788.html

http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2015/Sep/23

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2013:283

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2013:284

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/07/15/9

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/61183

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201503-04

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2013-10-04

Updated: 2017-07-01

Type: CWE-20

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 5.1

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 4.9

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (11 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
127161NewStart CGSL MAIN 5.04 : glibc Multiple Vulnerabilities (NS-SA-2019-0012)NessusNewStart CGSL Local Security Checks
high
125005EulerOS Virtualization 3.0.1.0 : glibc (EulerOS-SA-2019-1552)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
83637SUSE SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2014:1122-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
82149Debian DLA-165-1 : eglibc security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
81689GLSA-201503-04 : GNU C Library: Multiple vulnerabilities (GHOST)NessusGentoo Local Security Checks
high
78656Slackware 14.1 / current : glibc (SSA:2014-296-01)NessusSlackware Local Security Checks
high
71308SuSE 11.3 Security Update : glibc (SAT Patch Number 8337)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
71307SuSE 11.2 Security Update : glibc (SAT Patch Number 8335)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
71092Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDVSA-2013:283)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
high
70180Fedora 19 : glibc-2.17-18.fc19 (2013-17475)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
70158Fedora 20 : glibc-2.18-9.fc20 (2013-17423)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium