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CVE-2002-0437 Detail


Smsd in SMS Server Tools (SMStools) before 1.4.8 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters (backquotes) in message text, as described with the term "string format vulnerability" by some sources.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  07/26/2002

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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)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source BUGTRAQ 20020311 SMStools vulnerabilities in release before 1.4.8 External Source CONFIRM Vendor Advisory External Source XF sms-tools-format-string(8433) Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source BID 4268

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