Vulnerability Details : CVE-2004-2264

** DISPUTED ** Format string bug in the open_altfile function in filename.c for GNU less 382, 381, and 358 might allow local users to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code via format strings in the LESSOPEN environment variable. NOTE: since less is not setuid or setgid, then this is not a vulnerability unless there are plausible scenarios under which privilege boundaries could be crossed.
Vulnerability category: Execute codeDenial of service
Published 2004-12-31 05:00:00
Updated 2017-07-11 01:31:45
Source MITRE
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2004-2264

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.17%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 52 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2004-2264

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Source
6.4
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P
10.0
4.9
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Products affected by CVE-2004-2264

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