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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-5667

Multiple integer overflows in GNU Grep before 2.11 might allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving a long input line that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.
Publish Date : 2013-01-03 Last Update Date : 2016-12-23
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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 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 189

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2015:1447: grep security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20151447 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-2012-5667

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Grep 2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Grep 2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Grep 2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Grep 2.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Grep 2.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Grep 2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Grep 2.5.1 A Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU Grep 2.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application GNU Grep 2.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application GNU Grep 2.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application GNU Grep 2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application GNU Grep 2.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application GNU Grep 2.6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application GNU Grep 2.6.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application GNU Grep 2.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application GNU Grep 2.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application GNU Grep 2.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application GNU Grep 2.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Grep 18

- References For CVE-2012-5667 CONFIRM;a=shortlog;h=v2.11 CONFIRM CONFIRM
MLIST [bug-grep] 20121217 Re: Exploit in grep..
MLIST [oss-security] 20121221 Re: CVE Request: grep
REDHAT RHSA-2015:1447
BID 57033 grep CVE-2012-5667 Remote Integer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2015-07-22 CONFIRM CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-5667

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