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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2001-0955

Original release date: 09/22/2001
Last revised: 09/05/2008


Buffer overflow in fbglyph.c in XFree86 before 4.2.0, related to glyph clipping for large origins, allows attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly gain privileges via a large number of characters, possibly through the web page search form of KDE Konqueror or from an xterm command with a long title.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.xfree86.org/security/
External Source: MISC
Name: http://cvsweb.xfree86.org/cvsweb/xc/programs/Xserver/fb/fbglyph.c
External Source: BID
Name: 3657
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 3663
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: xfree86-konqueror-bo(7673)
External Source: VULN-DEV
Name: 20010922 XFree86 DOS / Buffer overflow local and remote.
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: xfree86-xterm-title-bo(7683)
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20011208 Re: Crashing X
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.xfree86.org/4.2.0/RELNOTES2.html#2
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20011207 Crashing X
Type: Advisory

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