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CVE-2008-1658

Date: (C)2008-04-11   (M)2017-08-08
 
CVSS Score: 4.6Access Vector: LOCAL
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9Access Complexity: LOW
Impact Subscore: 6.4Authentication: NONE
 Confidentiality: PARTIAL
 Integrity: PARTIAL
 Availability: PARTIAL











Format string vulnerability in the grant helper (polkit-grant-helper.c) in PolicyKit 0.7 and earlier allows attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via format strings in a password.

Reference:
BID-28702
SECUNIA-29755
ADV-2008-1254
FEDORA-2008-2987
MDVSA-2008:087
http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15295
http://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=PolicyKit.git;a=commitdiff;h=5bc86a14cc0e356bcf8b5f861674f842869b1be7
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit/+bug/205037
policykit-granthelper-format-string(41877)

CWE    1
CWE-134
OVAL    1
oval:org.secpod.oval:def:301444

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