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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-3701

Original release date: 07/11/2007
Last revised: 11/05/2012


TippingPoint IPS before 20070710 does not properly handle a hex-encoded alternate Unicode '/' (slash) character, which might allow remote attackers to send certain network traffic and avoid detection, as demonstrated by a cmd.exe attack.


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: BID
Name: 24855
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20070710 TippingPoint IPS Signature Evasion
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-2490
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018361
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.3com.com/securityalert/alerts/3COM-07-003.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26013
External Source: XF
Name: tippingpoint-hex-security-byass(35336)
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 35970
External Source: MISC
Name: http://security-assessment.com/files/advisories/2007-07-11_Tippingpoint_IPS_Signature_Evasion.pdf
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070710 TippingPoint IPS Signature Evasion
Type: Patch Information; Exploit

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