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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-2452

Heap-based buffer overflow in the visit_old_format function in locate/locate.c in locate in GNU findutils before 4.2.31 might allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long pathname in a locate database that has the old format, a different vulnerability than CVE-2001-1036.
Publish Date : 2007-06-04 Last Update Date : 2018-10-16
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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 Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. Red Hat did not ship GNU locate in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5. This issue does not affect the ’mlocate’ or ’slocate’ packages that are supplied with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-2452

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Findutils 4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Findutils 4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Findutils 4.2.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Findutils 4.2.29 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Findutils 4.2.30 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Findutils 5

- References For CVE-2007-2452
XF findutils-filename-bo(34628)
VUPEN ADV-2010-1796
VUPEN ADV-2007-2015
SECTRACK 1018183
BID 24250 GNU Locate Old Format Locate Database Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2010-07-13
BUGTRAQ 20070530 GNU Findutils release 4.2.31 fixes CVE-2007-2452 (GNU locate heap buffer overrun)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-2452

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