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CVE-2009-0538 Detail

Current Description

Format string vulnerability in Symantec pcAnywhere before 12.5 SP1 allows local users to read and modify arbitrary memory locations, and cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact, via format string specifiers in the pathname of a remote control file (aka .CHF file).

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2009.03.17.html Patch Vendor Advisory
http://securitytracker.com/id?1021855
http://www.layereddefense.com/pcanywhere17mar.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/501930/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33845
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0755
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/49291

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:symantec:pcanywhere:10.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:symantec:pcanywhere:10.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:symantec:pcanywhere:11.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:symantec:pcanywhere:11.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:symantec:pcanywhere:11.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:symantec:pcanywhere:11.5.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:symantec:pcanywhere:12.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:symantec:pcanywhere:12.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:symantec:pcanywhere:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
12.5


Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-0538
NVD Published Date:
03/18/2009
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018