CVE-2012-4527

NameCVE-2012-4527
DescriptionStack-based buffer overflow in mcrypt 2.6.8 and earlier allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long file name. NOTE: it is not clear whether this is a vulnerability.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs690924

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
mcrypt (PTS)jessie, stretch2.6.8-1.3fixed
bullseye, sid, buster2.6.8-4fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
mcryptsource(unstable)2.6.8-1.3unimportant690924

Notes

patch proposed by submitter at RH bugzilla is incorrect
Only occurs in cmdline parsing, no priv escalation. Only a security issue in constructed setups

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