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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3533

Format string vulnerability in the window_error function in yelp-window.c in yelp in Gnome after 2.19.90 and before 2.24 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in an invalid URI on the command line, as demonstrated by use of yelp within (1) man or (2) ghelp URI handlers in Firefox, Evolution, and unspecified other programs.
Publish Date : 2008-08-18 Last Update Date : 2008-12-03
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
10.0
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
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) Execute Code
CWE ID 134

- Vendor Statements

This issue does not affect the versions of the yelp package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-3533 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20083533 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-2008-3533

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Gnome Gnome 2.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Gnome Gnome 2.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Gnome Yelp Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Gnome Gnome 2
Gnome Yelp 1

- References For CVE-2008-3533

http://secunia.com/advisories/31620
SECUNIA 31620
http://secunia.com/advisories/31465
SECUNIA 31465
http://secunia.com/advisories/31834
SECUNIA 31834
http://secunia.com/advisories/32629
SECUNIA 32629
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2008/2393
VUPEN ADV-2008-2393
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:175
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:175
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30690
BID 30690 Yelp Invalid URI Format String Vulnerability Release Date:2008-11-07
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-638-1
UBUNTU USN-638-1
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/44449
XF yelp-uri-format-string(44449)
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-September/msg00222.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-7293
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=546364 CONFIRM
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+bug/254860 CONFIRM
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00000.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:024
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/attachment.cgi?id=115890 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3533

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


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