Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in University of Minnesota gopher client 3.0.9 allow remote malicious servers to execute arbitrary code via (1) a long "+VIEWS:" reply, which is not properly handled in the VIfromLine function, and (2) certain arguments when launching third party programs such as a web browser from a web link, which is not properly handled in the FIOgetargv function.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
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US-CERT Vulnerability Note:
20050901 UMN gopher[v3.0.9+] multiple(2) client buffer overflows.
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