GLSA-200711-10 : Mono: Buffer overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 27827


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200711-10 (Mono: Buffer overflow)

IOActive discovered an error in the Mono.Math.BigInteger class, in the reduction step of the Montgomery-based Pow methods, that could lead to a buffer overflow.
Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending specially crafted data to Mono applications using the BigInteger class, which might lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application (possibly root) or a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Mono users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/mono-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27827

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200711-10.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 11/8/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mono, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/7/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5197

BID: 26279

GLSA: 200711-10

CWE: 119