Fedora 16/17 ytnef.c DecompressRTF numeric error

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A vulnerability was found in Fedora 16/17. It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is the function DecompressRTF of the file ytnef.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-189. Impacted is availability. CVE summarizes:

Off-by-one error in the DecompressRTF function in ytnef.c in Yerase s TNEF Stream Reader allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted TNEF file, which triggers a buffer overflow.

The weakness was presented 05/05/2014 (Website). The advisory is available at lists.fedoraproject.org. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2010-5109 since 04/30/2012. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 66111 (Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libytnef (MDVSA-2013:099)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Mandriva Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (76967) and Tenable (66111).



CPE 2.3info

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3

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Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 66111
Nessus Name: Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libytnef (MDVSA-2013:099)
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04/30/2012 🔍
07/14/2012 +75 days 🔍
07/17/2012 +3 days 🔍
04/20/2013 +277 days 🔍
07/10/2013 +81 days 🔍
05/05/2014 +299 days 🔍
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03/25/2015 +324 days 🔍
03/21/2022 +2553 days 🔍


Advisory: lists.fedoraproject.org
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2010-5109 (🔍)
X-Force: 76967
Vulnerability Center: 40440 - libytnef 1.5 DecompressRTF() Buffer Overflow Allows Remote Code Execution \\ DoS via a Crafted TNEF File, Medium
SecurityFocus: 54484 - libytnef TNEF File Buffer Overflow Vulnerability


Created: 03/25/2015 04:45 PM
Updated: 03/21/2022 08:09 AM
Changes: 03/25/2015 04:45 PM (60), 05/05/2017 08:58 AM (4), 03/21/2022 08:09 AM (3)
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