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CVE-2006-6772 Detail

Current Description

Format string vulnerability in the inputAnswer function in file.c in w3m before 0.5.2, when run with the dump or backend option, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in the Common Name (CN) field of an SSL certificate associated with an https URL.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/27/2006      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6772
Original release date:
12/27/2006
Last revised:
07/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
9.3 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
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

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 Type Source Name
http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/2415 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-077
http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/2416 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-078
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2006-December/051457.html External Source FULLDISC 20061225 w3m format string bug
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200701-06.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200701-06
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017440 External Source SECTRACK 1017440
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1612792&group_id=39518&atid=425439 External Source MISC http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1612792&group_id=39518&atid=425439
http://w3m.cvs.sourceforge.net/%2Acheckout%2A/w3m/w3m/NEWS?revision=1.79 External Source CONFIRM http://w3m.cvs.sourceforge.net/*checkout*/w3m/w3m/NEWS?revision=1.79
http://w3m.cvs.sourceforge.net/w3m/w3m/file.c?r1=1.249&r2=1.250 External Source CONFIRM http://w3m.cvs.sourceforge.net/w3m/w3m/file.c?r1=1.249&r2=1.250
http://w3m.cvs.sourceforge.net/w3m/w3m/file.c?view=log External Source CONFIRM http://w3m.cvs.sourceforge.net/w3m/w3m/file.c?view=log
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_05_w3m.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:005
http://www.openpkg.com/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.044.html External Source OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.44
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21735 External Source BID 21735
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/24332 External Source BID 24332
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-399-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-399-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/5164 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-5164
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/31114 External Source XF w3m-certificate-format-string(31114)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/34821 External Source XF w3m-inputanswer-format-string(34821)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:w3m:w3m:0.5.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Denotes Vulnerable Software
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