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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-6181

Original release date: 11/29/2007
Last revised: 09/05/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Heap-based buffer overflow in cygwin1.dll in Cygwin 1.5.7 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a filename with a certain length, as demonstrated by a remote authenticated user who uses the SCP protocol to send a file to the Cygwin machine, and thereby causes scp.exe on this machine to execute, and then overwrite heap memory with characters from the filename. NOTE: it is also reported that a related issue might exist in 1.5.7 through 1.5.19.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 8.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 6.8
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MLIST
Name: [cygwin-developers] 20071108 Re: cygwin1.dll up to 1.5.22 overflow
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: MLIST
Name: [cygwin-developers] 20071120 Re: cygwin1.dll up to 1.5.22 overflow
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3406
External Source: BID
Name: 26557
External Source: MLIST
Name: [cygwin-developers] 20071120 Re: cygwin1.dll up to 1.5.22 overflow
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071124 [ISecAuditors Security Advisories] Cygwin buffer overflow due incorrect filename length check

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