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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.8
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 Bugzilla entry: 779213 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:


SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Fri Jun 28 13:06:01 2013
CVE page last modified: Thu Dec 7 13:05:41 2023