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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2011-1659

Integer overflow in posix/fnmatch.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.13 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a long UTF8 string that is used in an fnmatch call with a crafted pattern argument, a different vulnerability than CVE-2011-1071.
Publish Date : 2011-04-08 Last Update Date : 2017-08-16
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
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) Denial Of ServiceOverflow
CWE ID 189

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P 2011-02-26 2010-08-05
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2011-1659 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2011-0413 -- glibc security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27432 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2011-0412 -- glibc security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27918 unix
ELSA-2011:0412: glibc security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23052 unix
ELSA-2011:0413: glibc security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23373 unix
RHSA-2011:0412: glibc security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21873 unix
RHSA-2011:0412: glibc security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20110412 unix
RHSA-2011:0413: glibc security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21331 unix
RHSA-2011:0413: glibc security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20110413 unix
RHSA-2012:0125: glibc security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20120125 unix
VMware ESX third party updates for Service Console packages glibc and dhcp oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19899 unix
VMware ESX third party updates for Service Console packages glibc and dhcp oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20430 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-2011-1659

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Glibc 1.00 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Glibc 1.01 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Glibc 1.02 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Glibc 1.03 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Glibc 1.04 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Glibc 1.05 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Glibc 1.06 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU Glibc 1.07 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application GNU Glibc 1.08 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application GNU Glibc 1.09 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application GNU Glibc 1.09.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application GNU Glibc 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application GNU Glibc 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application GNU Glibc 2.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application GNU Glibc Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application GNU Glibc 2.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application GNU Glibc 2.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application GNU Glibc Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application GNU Glibc 2.1.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application GNU Glibc 2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application GNU Glibc 2.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application GNU Glibc 2.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application GNU Glibc 2.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application GNU Glibc 2.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application GNU Glibc 2.2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application GNU Glibc 2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application GNU Glibc 2.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application GNU Glibc 2.3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application GNU Glibc 2.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application GNU Glibc 2.3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application GNU Glibc 2.3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application GNU Glibc 2.3.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application GNU Glibc 2.3.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application GNU Glibc 2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application GNU Glibc 2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application GNU Glibc 2.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application GNU Glibc 2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application GNU Glibc 2.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application GNU Glibc 2.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 Application GNU Glibc 2.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 Application GNU Glibc 2.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 Application GNU Glibc 2.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 Application GNU Glibc 2.10.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 Application GNU Glibc 2.10.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 Application GNU Glibc 2.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 Application GNU Glibc 2.11.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 Application GNU Glibc 2.11.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 Application GNU Glibc 2.11.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
55 Application GNU Glibc 2.12.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
56 Application GNU Glibc 2.12.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
57 Application GNU Glibc 2.12.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
58 Application GNU Glibc 2.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Glibc 58

- References For CVE-2011-1659
XF gnuclibrary-fnmatch-dos(66819)
BUGTRAQ 20111013 VMSA-2011-0012 VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third party libraries and ESX Service Console;a=commit;h=8126d90480fa3e0c5c5cd0d02cb1c93174b45485 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2011-1659

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

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