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CVE-2008-7160 Detail


The silc_http_server_parse function in lib/silchttp/silchttpserver.c in the internal HTTP server in silcd in Secure Internet Live Conferencing (SILC) Toolkit before 1.1.9 allows remote attackers to overwrite a stack location and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted Content-Length header, related to incorrect use of a %lu format string.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/10/2009

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Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
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 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:016 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM Patch External Source DEBIAN DSA-1879 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:234 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20090831 CVE id request: silc-toolkit External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20090903 Re: CVE id request: silc-toolkit Patch External Source BID 36194

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)

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