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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3916

Heap-based buffer overflow in the strip_escapes function in signal.c in GNU ed before 1.0 allows context-dependent or user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long filename. NOTE: since ed itself does not typically run with special privileges, this issue only crosses privilege boundaries when ed is invoked as a third-party component.
Publish Date : 2008-09-04 Last Update Date : 2011-02-17
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
9.3
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 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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2008-08-31 2008-06-30
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-3916 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20083916 unix
ELSA-2008:0946: ed security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21744 unix
Heap-based buffer overflow in the strip_escapes function in signal.c in GNU ed before 1.0 allows context-dependent or us... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10678 unix
RHSA-2008:0946: ed security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080946 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-2008-3916

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU ED 0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU ED 0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU ED 0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU ED 0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU ED 0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU ED 0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU ED 0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU ED 0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU ED 8

- References For CVE-2008-3916

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-01/msg00006.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2011:002
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020734
SECTRACK 1020734
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30815
BID 30815 GNU ed File Processing 'strip_escapes()' Heap Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2010-03-04
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/501298/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20090227 VMSA-2009-0003 ESX 2.5.5 patch 12 updates service console package ed
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0946.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0946
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:200
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:200
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2008/2642
VUPEN ADV-2008-2642
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-461.htm CONFIRM
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200809-15.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200809-15
http://secunia.com/advisories/43068
SECUNIA 43068
http://secunia.com/advisories/38794
SECUNIA 38794
http://secunia.com/advisories/33005
SECUNIA 33005
http://secunia.com/advisories/32460
SECUNIA 32460
http://secunia.com/advisories/32349
SECUNIA 32349
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0212
VUPEN ADV-2011-0212
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0003.html CONFIRM
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000082.html
MLIST [security-announce] 20100303 VMSA-2010-0004 ESX Service Console and vMA third party updates
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0528
VUPEN ADV-2010-0528
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/3347
VUPEN ADV-2008-3347
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00847.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-9236
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/44643
XF gnued-stripescapes-bo(44643)
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-ed/2008-08/msg00000.html
MLIST [bug-ed] 20080821 Version 1.0 of GNU ed released
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00873.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-9263

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3916

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


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