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CVE-2006-1168 Detail

Description

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
Description Last Modified:  08/14/2006

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Provides user account access
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.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20060901-01-P.asc
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=141728
http://downloads.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100158840
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0810.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200610-03.xml
http://securitytracker.com/id?1016836
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-226.htm
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1149 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:140
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2012:129
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_20_sr.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0663.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/19455
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3234
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=728536
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/28315
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9373

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9373
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9373

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:ncompress:ncompress:4.2.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-1168
NVD Published Date:
08/14/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2017