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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-6903

Original release date: 08/05/2009
Last revised: 08/19/2009


Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows before 7.6.3, Anti-Virus for Windows NT/9x before 4.7.18, Anti-Virus for OS X before 4.9.18, Anti-Virus for Linux before 6.4.5, Anti-Virus for UNIX before 7.0.5, Anti-Virus for Unix and Netware before 4.37.0, Sophos EM Library, and Sophos small business solutions, when CAB archive scanning is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) via a "fuzzed" CAB archive file, as demonstrated by the OUSPG PROTOS GENOME test suite for Archive Formats.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20081210 [IVIZ-08-015] Sophos Antivirus for Linux vulnerability
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33177
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-3458
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.sophos.com/support/knowledgebase/article/50611.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.ivizsecurity.com/security-advisory-iviz-sr-08015.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.cert.fi/haavoittuvuudet/joint-advisory-archive-formats.html
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021476
Type: Patch Information
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 50863
External Source: BID
Name: 32748

Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)