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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-1168

Original release date: 08/14/2006
Last revised: 04/18/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The decompress function in compress42.c in (1) ncompress 4.2.4 and (2) liblzw allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash), and possibly execute arbitrary code, via crafted data that leads to a buffer underflow.

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: Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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External Source: SGI
Name: 20060901-01-P
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016836
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://downloads.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100158840
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21427
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9373
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21467
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21880
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2012:129
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22036
External Source: BID
Name: 19455
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:140
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-3234
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2006:020
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21437
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=728536
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0663
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22377
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:0810
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200610-03
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-226.htm
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21434
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1149
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: ncompress-decompress-underflow(28315)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=141728
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22296

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9373
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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