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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:
Original release date:
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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
9.3 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
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.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-077 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-078 External Source FULLDISC 20061225 w3m format string bug External Source GENTOO GLSA-200701-06 External Source SECTRACK 1017440 External Source MISC External Source CONFIRM*checkout*/w3m/w3m/NEWS?revision=1.79 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:005 External Source OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.44 External Source BID 21735 External Source BID 24332 External Source UBUNTU USN-399-1 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-5164 External Source XF w3m-certificate-format-string(31114) External Source XF w3m-inputanswer-format-string(34821)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)

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Configuration 1

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