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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
Description Last Modified:  12/27/2006
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Provides administrator 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.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/2415
http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/2416
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2006-December/051457.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200701-06.xml
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017440
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
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
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_05_w3m.html
http://www.openpkg.com/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.044.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21735
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/24332
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-399-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/5164 Vendor Advisory
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/31114
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/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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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6772
NVD Published Date:
12/27/2006
NVD Last Modified:
07/28/2017