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CVE-2006-1168 Detail


The decompress function in compress42.c in (1) ncompress 4.2.4 and (2) liblzw allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash), and possibly execute arbitrary code, via crafted data that leads to a buffer underflow.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/14/2006

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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 user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SGI 20060901-01-P External Source MISC External Source CONFIRM External Source REDHAT RHSA-2012:0810 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200610-03 External Source SECTRACK 1016836 External Source CONFIRM Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source DEBIAN DSA-1149 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:140 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2012:129 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:020 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0663 External Source BID 19455 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-3234 External Source MISC External Source XF ncompress-decompress-underflow(28315) External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9373

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