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1549836: CVE-2014-10072 zsh: buffer overflow when scanning very long directory paths for symbolic links
A buffer overflow flaw was found in the zsh shell symbolic link resolver. A local, unprivileged user can create a specially crafted directory path which leads to a buffer overflow in the context of the user trying to do symbolic link resolution in the aforementioned path. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition on the target.

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CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 5
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction Required
Scope Changed
Confidentiality Low
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact Low

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (zsh) RHSA-2018:1932 2018-06-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (zsh) RHSA-2018:3073 2018-10-30

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 zsh Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 zsh Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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