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CVE-2003-0081 Detail


Format string vulnerability in packet-socks.c of the SOCKS dissector for Ethereal 0.8.7 through 0.9.9 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via SOCKS packets containing format string specifiers.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  03/18/2003

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial 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 CONECTIVA CLSA-2003:627 External Source MANDRAKE MDKSA-2003:051 External Source FULLDISC 20030308 Ethereal format string bug, yet still ethereal much better than windows Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source DEBIAN DSA-258 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM Exploit; Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source MISC External Source GENTOO GLSA-200303-10 External Source SUSE SuSE-SA:2003:019 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2003:076 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2003:077 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source BID 7049 External Source XF ethereal-socks-format-string(11497) External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:54

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