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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-2799

Integer overflow in the "file" program 4.20, when running on 32-bit systems, as used in products including The Sleuth Kit, might allow user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a large file that triggers an overflow that bypasses an assert() statement. NOTE: this issue is due to an incorrect patch for CVE-2007-1536.
Publish Date : 2007-05-23 Last Update Date : 2012-10-30
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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 High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflowBypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 189

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2007-05-22 2007-05-23
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2007-2799 unix
DSA-1343-1 file oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19976 unix
DSA-1343-2 file oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18466 unix
ELSA-2007:0391: file security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22395 unix
Integer overflow in the "file" program 4.20, when running on 32-bit systems, as used in products including The Sleuth Ki... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11012 unix
RHSA-2007:0391: file security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070391 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-2007-2799

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application File File 4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Sleuth Kit The Sleuth Kith Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
File File 1
Sleuth Kit The Sleuth Kith 1

- References For CVE-2007-2799
OSVDB 38498
GENTOO GLSA-200705-25
SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:040
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0391
BUGTRAQ 20070524 FLEA-2007-0022-1: file
BID 24146 File Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities Release Date:2008-03-19
SECTRACK 1018140
TRUSTIX 2007-0024
VUPEN ADV-2007-2071
VUPEN ADV-2008-0924
XF file-assert-code-execution(34731) CONFIRM CONFIRM
NETBSD NetBSD-SA2008-001

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-2799

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