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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-3480

Multiple integer overflows in the (1) strtod, (2) strtof, (3) strtold, (4) strtod_l, and other unspecified "related functions" in stdlib in GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.16 allow local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string, which triggers a stack-based buffer overflow.
Publish Date : 2012-08-25 Last Update Date : 2017-06-30
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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) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 189

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P 2012-08-13 2012-08-12
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2012-1207 -- glibc security and bug fix update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27722 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2012-1208 -- glibc security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27621 unix
ELSA-2012:1207: glibc security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22970 unix
ELSA-2012:1208: glibc security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23714 unix
RHSA-2012:1207: glibc security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21190 unix
RHSA-2012:1207: glibc security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20121207 unix
RHSA-2012:1208: glibc security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21482 unix
RHSA-2012:1208: glibc security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20121208 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:1251-1 -- Security update for glibc oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25868 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:1287-1 -- Security update for glibc oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25222 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2012-3480

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Glibc 2.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Glibc 1

- References For CVE-2012-3480
MLIST [libc-alpha] 20120812 Fix strtod integer/buffer overflow (bug 14459)
MLIST [oss-security] 20120813 CVE Request -- glibc: Integer overflows, leading to stack-based buffer overflows in strto* related routines
BID 54982 GNU glibc Multiple Local Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities Release Date:2013-05-07
REDHAT RHSA-2012:1325
SECTRACK 1027374
GENTOO GLSA-201503-04
MLIST [oss-security] 20120813 Re: CVE Request -- glibc: Integer overflows, leading to stack-based buffer overflows in strto* related routines
REDHAT RHSA-2012:1208
REDHAT RHSA-2012:1262
REDHAT RHSA-2012:1207
FEDORA FEDORA-2012-11927

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-3480

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