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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-2683

Buffer overflow in Mutt 1.4.2 might allow local users to execute arbitrary code via "&" characters in the GECOS field, which triggers the overflow during alias expansion.
Publish Date : 2007-05-15 Last Update Date : 2012-11-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
3.5
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 High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux are available from http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0386.html
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2007-05-11 2007-05-11
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Buffer overflow in Mutt 1.4.2 might allow local users to execute arbitrary code via "" characters in the GECOS field, wh... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10543 unix
ELSA-2007:0386: mutt security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22532 unix
RHSA-2007:0386: mutt security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070386 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-2007-2683

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Mutt Mutt 1.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Mutt Mutt 1

- References For CVE-2007-2683

http://secunia.com/advisories/25408
SECUNIA 25408
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/34441
XF mutt-gecos-bo(34441)
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2007/0024/
TRUSTIX 2007-0024
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/24192
BID 24192 Mutt Mutt_Gecos_Name Function Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2007-08-10
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0386.html
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0386
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:113
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:113
http://secunia.com/advisories/26415
SECUNIA 26415
http://secunia.com/advisories/25546
SECUNIA 25546
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=239890 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/25515
SECUNIA 25515
http://secunia.com/advisories/25529
SECUNIA 25529
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1391 CONFIRM
http://osvdb.org/34973
OSVDB 34973
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018066
SECTRACK 1018066
http://dev.mutt.org/trac/ticket/2885

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-2683

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


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