Upstream information

CVE-2008-3916 at MITRE

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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having critical severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 9.3
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 421849 [RESOLVED / INVALID], 474587 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
  • ed >= 0.2-1001.30.1
Patchnames:
slessp1-ed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
  • ed >= 0.2-1001.30.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 GA ed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
  • ed >= 0.2-1001.30.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 GA ed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
  • ed >= 0.2-1001.30.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 GA ed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP3 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP3 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 10 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 10 SP3
  • ed >= 0.2-881.9.1
sled10-sp3.x86
sles10-sp3.x86-64
sles10-sp3.ia64
sles10-sp3.x86
sles10-sp3.ppc
sled10-sp3.x86-64
sles10-sp3.s390x
ZYPP Patch Nr: 7301
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 for VMware
  • ed >= 0.2-1001.30.1
sles11-sp1.s390x
sled11-sp1.x86-64
sles11-sp1.x86-64
sles11-sp1-vmware.x86-64
sled11-sp1.x86
sles11-sp1.ppc
sles11-sp1-vmware.x86
sles11-sp1.ia64
sles11-sp1.x86
SAT Patch Nr: 3792
openSUSE 11.1
  • ed-debuginfo >= 0.2-1001.15.1
  • ed-debugsource >= 0.2-1001.15.1
openSUSE 11.1
  • ed >= 0.2-1001.15.1
openSUSE 11.2
  • ed-debuginfo >= 0.2-1003.3.1
  • ed-debugsource >= 0.2-1003.3.1
openSUSE 11.2
  • ed >= 0.2-1003.3.1


Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP3 ed Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 GA ed Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 ed Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3 ed Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 ed Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS ed Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP AIO 11 SP1 ed Released