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CVE-2012-4412

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-09-05
Bugzilla: 855385: CVE-2012-4412 glibc: strcoll() integer overflow leading to buffer overflow

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in string/strcoll_l.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.17 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.

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Statement

This issue affects the version of glibc as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having moderate security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 4.4
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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