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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-1078

Original release date: 03/08/2006
Last revised: 09/05/2008


Multiple buffer overflows in htpasswd, as used in Acme thttpd 2.25b, and possibly other products such as Apache, might allow local users to gain privileges via (1) a long command line argument and (2) a long line in a file. NOTE: since htpasswd is normally installed as a non-setuid program, and the exploit is through command line options, perhaps this issue should not be included in CVE. However, if there are some typical or recommended configurations that use htpasswd with sudo privileges, or common products that access htpasswd remotely, then perhaps it should be included.


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: XF
Name: apache-htpasswd-strcpy-bo(31236)
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20041029 Apache 1.3.33 local buffer overflow in apache 1.3.31 not fixed in .33?
External Source: BID
Name: 16972
External Source: MLIST
Name: [thttpd] 20060305 Re: htpasswd.c security issues
External Source: MLIST
Name: [thttpd] 20060305 htpasswd.c security issues
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20040916 FlowSecurity.org: Local Stack Overflow on htpasswd apache 1.3.31 advsory.
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060305 htpasswd bufferoverflow and command execution in thttpd-2.25b.
External Source: XF
Name: thttpd-command-file-bo(25216)
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20041029 Re: local buffer overflow in htpasswd for apache 1.3.31 not fixed in .33?
External Source: MISC
Name: http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=41279
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20070102 Apache 1.3.37 htpasswd buffer overflow vulnerability
External Source: MISC
Name: http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=31975

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