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CVE Database

CVE-2012-4505

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-10-12
Bugzilla: 864612: CVE-2012-4505 libproxy: PAC handling insufficient content length check leading to buffer overflow

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in the px_pac_reload function in lib/pac.c in libproxy 0.2.x and 0.3.x allows remote servers to have an unspecified impact via a crafted Content-Length size in an HTTP response header for a proxy.pac file request, a different vulnerability than CVE-2012-4504.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4505 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.1
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
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 (libproxy) RHSA-2012:1461 November 14, 2012

External References

Acknowledgements

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