CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-10-21
Bugzilla: 642146: CVE-2010-3846 cvs: Heap-based buffer overflow by applying RCS file changes


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Array index error in the apply_rcs_change function in rcs.c in CVS 1.11.23 allows local users to gain privileges via an RCS file containing crafted delta fragment changes that trigger a heap-based buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3846 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 3.5
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (cvs) RHSA-2010:0918 November 29, 2010

External References


Red Hat would like to thank Ralph Loader for reporting this issue.

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