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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-4476

Buffer overflow in the safer_name_suffix function in GNU tar has unspecified attack vectors and impact, resulting in a "crashing stack."
Publish Date : 2007-09-04 Last Update Date : 2011-07-18
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.5
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 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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Overflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0141.html for tar. It did not affect the version of tar as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. This issue was also addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0144.html for cpio. It did not affect the version of cpio as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
2.6
AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P 2007-09-04 2007-08-17
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Buffer overflow in the safer_name_suffix function in GNU tar has unspecified attack vectors and impact, resulting in a "... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9336 unix
CVE-2007-4476 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20074476 unix
DSA-1438-1 tar oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20059 unix
DSA-1566 cpio -- programming error oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8098 unix
DSA-1566-1 cpio - programming error oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18211 unix
ELSA-2010:0141: tar security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22400 unix
ELSA-2010:0144: cpio security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22814 unix
RHSA-2010:0141: tar security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100141 unix
RHSA-2010:0141: tar security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22152 unix
RHSA-2010:0144: cpio security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100144 unix
RHSA-2010:0144: cpio security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21485 unix
Security Vulnerabilities in GNU tar (see gtar(1)) May Lead to Files Being Overwritten, Execution of Arbitrary Code, or a... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8599 unix
USN-650-1 -- cpio vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:17789 unix
VMware ESX,Service Console update for cpio and tar. oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7114 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-2007-4476

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

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU TAR 1

- References For CVE-2007-4476

http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=196978 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/26987
SECUNIA 26987
http://secunia.com/advisories/27331
SECUNIA 27331
http://secunia.com/advisories/27857
SECUNIA 27857
http://secunia.com/advisories/27681
SECUNIA 27681
http://secunia.com/advisories/27514
SECUNIA 27514
http://secunia.com/advisories/27453
SECUNIA 27453
http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1438
DEBIAN DSA-1438
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200711-18.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200711-18
http://secunia.com/advisories/29968
SECUNIA 29968
http://secunia.com/advisories/28255
SECUNIA 28255
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1566
DEBIAN DSA-1566
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26445
BID 26445 GNU TAR and CPIO safer_name_suffix Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2010-10-15
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_19_sr.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:019
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:233
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:233
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:197
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:197
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=280961 CONFIRM
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1861 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/32051
SECUNIA 32051
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-October/msg00370.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2007-2673
http://secunia.com/advisories/39008
SECUNIA 39008
http://secunia.com/advisories/33567
SECUNIA 33567
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-77-1021680.1-1
SUNALERT 1021680
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-November/msg00073.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2007-735
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_18_sr.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:018
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0141.html
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0141
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0144.html
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0144
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-650-1
UBUNTU USN-650-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-709-1
UBUNTU USN-709-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0628
VUPEN ADV-2010-0628
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0629
VUPEN ADV-2010-0629
http://secunia.com/advisories/26674
SECUNIA 26674

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-4476

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


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