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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-2027

Untrusted search path vulnerability in the add_filename_to_string function in intl/gettext/loadmsgcat.c for Elinks 0.11.1 allows local users to cause Elinks to use an untrusted gettext message catalog (.po file) in a "../po" directory, which can be leveraged to conduct format string attacks.
Publish Date : 2007-04-13 Last Update Date : 2011-03-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.4
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)
CWE ID 134

- Vendor Statements

This issue affected Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. Update packages were released to correct it via: http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1471.html
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
4.4
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P 2007-04-05 2007-04-04
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
ELSA-2009:1471: elinks security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22914 unix
RHSA-2009:1471 -- elinks security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28926 unix
RHSA-2009:1471: elinks security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091471 unix
Untrusted search path vulnerability in the add_filename_to_string function in intl/gettext/loadmsgcat.c for Elinks 0.11.... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9741 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-2007-2027

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Elinks Elinks 0.11.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Elinks Elinks 1

- References For CVE-2007-2027

http://osvdb.org/35668
OSVDB 35668
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=417789 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/25169
SECUNIA 25169
http://secunia.com/advisories/25198
SECUNIA 25198
http://secunia.com/advisories/25255
SECUNIA 25255
http://secunia.com/advisories/25550
SECUNIA 25550
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/23844
BID 23844 ELinks Relative Path Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2009-10-16
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200706-03.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200706-03
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-457-1
UBUNTU USN-457-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1686
VUPEN ADV-2007-1686
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=235411 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-2027

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


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