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Upstream information

CVE-2012-4409 at MITRE


Stack-based buffer overflow in the check_file_head function in extra.c in mcrypt 2.6.8 and earlier allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an encrypted file with a crafted header containing long salt data that is not properly handled during decryption.
CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.82
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

SUSE information

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 779213 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
openSUSE 11.4
  • mcrypt >= 2.6.8-19.1
  • mcrypt-debuginfo >= 2.6.8-19.1
  • mcrypt-debugsource >= 2.6.8-19.1