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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-3908

Original release date: 09/04/2008
Last revised: 01/29/2009


Multiple buffer overflows in Princeton WordNet (wn) 3.0 allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via (1) a long argument on the command line; a long (2) WNSEARCHDIR, (3) WNHOME, or (4) WNDBVERSION environment variable; or (5) a user-supplied dictionary (aka data file). NOTE: since WordNet itself does not run with special privileges, this issue only crosses privilege boundaries when WordNet is invoked as a third party component.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080901 [oCERT-2008-014] WordNet stack and heap overflows
External Source: XF
Name: wordnet-binsrch-search-bo(44851)
External Source: XF
Name: wordnet-morph-search-bo(44848)
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200810-01
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32184
External Source: BID
Name: 30958
Type: Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: wordnet-morphinit-bo(44849)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.ocert.org/analysis/2008-014/analysis.txt
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.ocert.org/analysis/2008-014/wordnet.patch
External Source: SREASON
Name: 4217
External Source: XF
Name: wordnet-wninit-bo(44850)

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* cpe:/a:princeton_university:wordnet:3.0

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