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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1688

Unspecified vulnerability in GNU m4 before 1.4.11 might allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code, related to improper handling of filenames specified with the -F option. NOTE: it is not clear when this issue crosses privilege boundaries.
Publish Date : 2008-04-09 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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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 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 User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat does not consider this to be a security issue. After careful analysis of this issue the Red Hat Security Response Team has determined that this bug has no security impact outside of expected m4 behavior.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-1688

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU M4 1.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU M4 1.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU M4 1.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU M4 1.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU M4 1.4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU M4 1.4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU M4 1.4.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU M4 1.4.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application GNU M4 1.4.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application GNU M4 1.4.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU M4 10

- References For CVE-2008-1688
BID 28688 GNU m4 Format String and Filename Quoting Vulnerabilities Release Date:2008-04-16
VUPEN ADV-2008-1151
XF gnu-m4-producefrozenstate-format-string(41704)
MLIST [oss-security] 20080406 Re: Security fixes in m4-1.4.11
MLIST [oss-security] 20080406 Security fixes in m4-1.4.11
SLACKWARE SSA:2008-098-01

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1688

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