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SUSE Linux Security Vulnerability: CVE-2008-3916

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SUSE Linux Security Vulnerability: CVE-2008-3916

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
09/04/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/17/2015
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Heap-based buffer overflow in the strip_escapes function in signal.c in GNU ed before 1.0 allows context-dependent or user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long filename. NOTE: since ed itself does not typically run with special privileges, this issue only crosses privilege boundaries when ed is invoked as a third-party component.

Solution(s)

  • suse-upgrade-ed

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