ID CVE-2012-4505
Summary Heap-based buffer overflow in the px_pac_reload function in lib/pac.c in libproxy 0.2.x and 0.3.x allows remote servers to have an unspecified impact via a crafted Content-Length size in an HTTP response header for a proxy.pac file request, a different vulnerability than CVE-2012-4504.
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:libproxy_project:libproxy:0.2.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:libproxy_project:libproxy:0.3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:libproxy_project:libproxy:0.3.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
Base: 10.0 (as of 13-08-2018 - 21:47)
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an adversary. As a consequence, an adversary is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the adversaries' choice.
  • Buffer Manipulation
    An adversary manipulates an application's interaction with a buffer in an attempt to read or modify data they shouldn't have access to. Buffer attacks are distinguished in that it is the buffer space itself that is the target of the attack rather than any code responsible for interpreting the content of the buffer. In virtually all buffer attacks the content that is placed in the buffer is immaterial. Instead, most buffer attacks involve retrieving or providing more input than can be stored in the allocated buffer, resulting in the reading or overwriting of other unintended program memory.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
redhat via4
id 864612
title CVE-2012-4505 libproxy: PAC handling insufficient content length check leading to buffer overflow
  • OR
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Client is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656001
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656002
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656003
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ComputeNode is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656004
  • OR
    • AND
      • comment libproxy is earlier than 0:0.3.0-3.el6_3
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20121461005
      • comment libproxy is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20121461006
    • AND
      • comment libproxy-bin is earlier than 0:0.3.0-3.el6_3
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20121461011
      • comment libproxy-bin is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20121461012
    • AND
      • comment libproxy-devel is earlier than 0:0.3.0-3.el6_3
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20121461015
      • comment libproxy-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20121461016
    • AND
      • comment libproxy-gnome is earlier than 0:0.3.0-3.el6_3
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20121461017
      • comment libproxy-gnome is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20121461018
    • AND
      • comment libproxy-kde is earlier than 0:0.3.0-3.el6_3
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20121461013
      • comment libproxy-kde is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20121461014
    • AND
      • comment libproxy-mozjs is earlier than 0:0.3.0-3.el6_3
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20121461019
      • comment libproxy-mozjs is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20121461020
    • AND
      • comment libproxy-python is earlier than 0:0.3.0-3.el6_3
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20121461009
      • comment libproxy-python is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20121461010
    • AND
      • comment libproxy-webkit is earlier than 0:0.3.0-3.el6_3
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20121461007
      • comment libproxy-webkit is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20121461008
id RHSA-2012:1461
released 2012-11-14
severity Moderate
title RHSA-2012:1461: libproxy security update (Moderate)
  • libproxy-0:0.3.0-3.el6_3
  • libproxy-bin-0:0.3.0-3.el6_3
  • libproxy-devel-0:0.3.0-3.el6_3
  • libproxy-gnome-0:0.3.0-3.el6_3
  • libproxy-kde-0:0.3.0-3.el6_3
  • libproxy-mozjs-0:0.3.0-3.el6_3
  • libproxy-python-0:0.3.0-3.el6_3
  • libproxy-webkit-0:0.3.0-3.el6_3
refmap via4
bid 55910
debian DSA-2571
  • [oss-security] 20121012 Re: libproxy PAC downloading buffer overflows
  • [oss-security] 20121012 libproxy PAC downloading buffer overflows
  • [oss-security] 20121016 Re: libproxy PAC downloading buffer overflows
  • 51048
  • 51180
  • 51308
suse openSUSE-SU-2012:1375
ubuntu USN-1629-1
Last major update 13-08-2018 - 21:47
Published 11-11-2012 - 13:00
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