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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4316

Multiple integer overflows in glib/gbase64.c in GLib before 2.20 allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long string that is converted either (1) from or (2) to a base64 representation.
Publish Date : 2009-03-14 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 189

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2008-11-28 2009-03-12
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-4316 unix
DSA-1747 glib2.0 -- integer overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8105 unix
DSA-1747-1 glib2.0 -- integer overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13648 unix
ELSA-2009:0336: glib2 security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22678 unix
Multiple integer overflows in glib/gbase64.c in GLib before 2.20 allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11401 unix
RHSA-2009:0336 -- glib2 security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29068 unix
RHSA-2009:0336: glib2 security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090336 unix
VMware glib2 vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8360 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-2008-4316

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Gnome Glib * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Gnome Glib 2.2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Gnome Glib 2.14.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Gnome Glib 2.14.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Gnome Glib 2.16.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Gnome Glib 5

- References For CVE-2008-4316
VUPEN ADV-2010-0528
SUSE SUSE-SA:2009:026
MLIST [oss-security] 20090317 Re: [oCERT-2008-015] glib and glib-predecessor heap overflows
REDHAT RHSA-2009:0336
SECTRACK 1021884
BID 34100 GNOME glib Base64 Encoding and Decoding Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities Release Date:2013-03-20 CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20090312 [oCERT-2008-015] glib and glib-predecessor heap overflows CONFIRM
MLIST [security-announce] 20100303 VMSA-2010-0004 ESX Service Console and vMA third party updates
XF glib-gbase64-bo(49272)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8360
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11401
BUGTRAQ 20090312 rPSA-2009-0045-1 glib
BUGTRAQ 20090312 [oCERT-2008-015] glib and glib-predecessor heap overflows

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4316

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