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CVE-2008-7159 Detail

Description

The silc_asn1_encoder function in lib/silcasn1/silcasn1_encode.c in Secure Internet Live Conferencing (SILC) Toolkit before 1.1.8 allows remote attackers to overwrite a stack location and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted OID value, related to incorrect use of a %lu format string.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/10/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-7159
Original release date:
09/10/2009
Last revised:
08/16/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.8 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
4.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/11/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of libsilc as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-10/msg00001.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:016
http://silcnet.org/docs/changelog/SILC%20Toolkit%201.1.8 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://silcnet.org/docs/changelog/SILC%20Toolkit%201.1.8
http://silcnet.org/general/news/news_toolkit.php Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://silcnet.org/general/news/news_toolkit.php
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1879 Patch External Source DEBIAN DSA-1879
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:234 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:234
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/08/31/5 Patch External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20090831 CVE id request: silc-toolkit
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/03/5 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20090903 Re: CVE id request: silc-toolkit
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36192 Patch External Source BID 36192
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/53477 External Source XF silctoolkit-silcasn1encoder-format-string(53477)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)

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