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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-7160

Original release date: 09/10/2009
Last revised: 10/22/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The silc_http_server_parse function in lib/silchttp/silchttpserver.c in the internal HTTP server in silcd in Secure Internet Live Conferencing (SILC) Toolkit before 1.1.9 allows remote attackers to overwrite a stack location and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted Content-Length header, related to incorrect use of a %lu format string.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/11/2009)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of libsilc as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, or 5.

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External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090903 Re: CVE id request: silc-toolkit
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:016
External Source: BID
Name: 36194
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 36625
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://silcnet.org/docs/changelog/SILC%20Toolkit%201.1.9
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090831 CVE id request: silc-toolkit
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1879
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://silcnet.org/general/news/news_toolkit.php
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 36614
Type: Advisory
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:234

Technical Details

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  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)