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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-2772

Original release date: 09/02/2005
Last revised: 09/05/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

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.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17016
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20050901 UMN gopher[v3.0.9+] multiple(2) client buffer overflows.
External Source: XF
Name: umn-gopher-vifromline-bo(22053)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 16614
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#619812
Type: Advisory
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-832
External Source: BID
Name: 14693

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