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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-4810

Buffer overflow in the readline function in util/texindex.c, as used by the (1) texi2dvi and (2) texindex commands, in texinfo 4.8 and earlier allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Texinfo file.
Publish Date : 2006-11-08 Last Update Date : 2010-09-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2006-10-14 2006-11-08
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Buffer overflow in the readline function in util/texindex.c, as used by the (1) texi2dvi and (2) texindex commands, in t... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10893 unix
CVE-2006-4810 unix
RHSA-2006:0727: texinfo security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060727 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-4810

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Texinfo 4.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Texinfo 1

- References For CVE-2006-4810
SGI 20061101-01-P
BUGTRAQ 20061127 rPSA-2006-0219-1 info install-info texinfo
OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.034
SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:028
VUPEN ADV-2007-1267
GENTOO GLSA-200611-16
VUPEN ADV-2006-4412
TRUSTIX 2006-0063
BUGTRAQ 20070404 VMSA-2007-0003 VMware ESX 3.0.1 and 3.0.0 server security updates CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM
BID 20959 Texinfo File Handling Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2014-02-25
XF texinfo-texindex-bo(30158)
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0727

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-4810

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