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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3971

Heap-based buffer overflow in the open_man_file function in callbacks.c in gmanedit 0.4.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted man page, which is not properly handled during utf8 conversion. NOTE: another overflow was reported using a configuration file, but that vector does not have a scenario that crosses privilege boundaries.
Publish Date : 2008-09-10 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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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

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-3971

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Gmanedit2 Gmanedit 0.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Gmanedit2 Gmanedit 1

- References For CVE-2008-3971

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44963
XF gmanedit-glocaletoutf8-bo(44963)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44962
XF gmanedit-readconffromfile-bo(44962)
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31040
BID 31040 gmanedit Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities Release Date:2008-09-09
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=497835 CONFIRM
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/06/2
MLIST [oss-security] 20080906 CVE id requests: gmanedit
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/09/13
MLIST [oss-security] 20080909 Re: CVE id requests: gmanedit
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/09/19
MLIST [oss-security] 20080909 Re: CVE id requests: gmanedit

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3971

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


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