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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-3739

Original release date: 09/12/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Integer overflow in the CIDAFM function in X.Org 6.8.2 and XFree86 X server allows local users to execute arbitrary code via crafted Adobe Font Metrics (AFM) files with a modified number of character metrics (StartCharMetrics), which leads to a heap-based buffer overflow.


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: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0666
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 102714
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070330 VMSA-2007-0002 VMware ESX security updates
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060912 rPSA-2006-0167-1 xorg-x11 xorg-x11-fonts xorg-x11-tools xorg-x11-xfs
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-3582
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200609-07
External Source: BID
Name: 19974
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-0322
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20060912 Multiple Vendor X Server CID-keyed Fonts 'CIDAFM()' Integer Overflow Vulnerability
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: xorg-server-cidafm-overflow(28899)
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 102780
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-190.htm
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10305
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-191.htm
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-254-200702-patch.html
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1193
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016828
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-1171
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:164
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0665
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-3581
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-614
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2006:023
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-344-1

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10305
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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