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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-0489

Original release date: 01/31/2006
Last revised: 09/05/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

** DISPUTED ** Buffer overflow in the font command of mIRC, probably 6.16, allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a long string. NOTE: the original researcher claims that issue has been disputed by the vendor, and that the vendor stated "as far as I can tell, this is neither an exploit nor a vulnerability. The above report describes a local bug in mIRC." It could be that this is only exploitable by the user of the application, and thus would not cross privilege boundaries unless under an otherwise restrictive environment such as a kiosk.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally 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: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060201 Re: Buffer Overflow /Font on mIRC
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 22942
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060124 Buffer Overflow /Font on mIRC
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SREASON
Name: 383
External Source: MISC
Name: http://trout.snt.utwente.nl/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=bugreports&Number=118751
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.securiteam.com/windowsntfocus/5IP080AHPQ.html

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