CVEdetails.com the ultimate security vulnerability data source
(e.g.: CVE-2009-1234 or 2010-1234 or 20101234)
Log In   Register
Vulnerability Feeds & WidgetsNew   www.itsecdb.com  

Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-0650

Buffer overflow in the open_sty function in mkind.c for makeindex 2.14 in teTeX might allow user-assisted remote attackers to overwrite files and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long filename. NOTE: other overflows exist but might not be exploitable, such as a heap-based overflow in the check_idx function.
Publish Date : 2007-02-01 Last Update Date : 2008-09-05
Search Twitter   Search YouTube   Search Google

- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.8
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 Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified 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 does not consider this issue to be a security vulnerability. The user would have to voluntarily interact with the attack mechanism to exploit the flaw, and the result would be the ability to run code as themselves.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-0650

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Makeindex Makeindex 2.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Makeindex Makeindex 1

- References For CVE-2007-0650

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200709-17.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200709-17
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200711-34.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200711-34
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200805-13.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200805-13
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:109
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:109
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2007/1706
VUPEN ADV-2007-1706
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/23872
BID 23872 teTeX Mkind.C Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2008-05-13
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/32284
XF tetex-makeindex-opensty-bo(32284)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=225491 CONFIRM
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1036 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/30168
SECUNIA 30168
http://secunia.com/advisories/26982
SECUNIA 26982

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-0650

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


CVE is a registred trademark of the MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of CVE content is MITRE's CVE web site. CWE is a registred trademark of the MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of CWE content is MITRE's CWE web site. OVAL is a registered trademark of The MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of OVAL content is MITRE's OVAL web site.
Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. It is the responsibility of user to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content. EACH USER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY consequences of his or her direct or indirect use of this web site. ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. This site will NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT or any other kind of loss.