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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-3740

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


Integer overflow in the scan_cidfont function in X.Org 6.8.2 and XFree86 X server allows local users to execute arbitrary code via crafted (1) CMap and (2) CIDFont font data with modified item counts in the (a) begincodespacerange, (b) cidrange, and (c) notdefrange sections.


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-2006:0665
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070330 VMSA-2007-0002 VMware ESX security updates
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-191.htm
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-190.htm
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20060912 Multiple Vendor X Server CID-keyed Fonts 'scan_cidfont()' Integer Overflow Vulnerability
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-0322
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-3582
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2006:023
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-3581
External Source: XF
Name: xorg-server-scancidfont-overflow(28890)
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0666
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:164
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-614
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9454
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060912 rPSA-2006-0167-1 xorg-x11 xorg-x11-fonts xorg-x11-tools xorg-x11-xfs
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016828
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-254-200702-patch.html
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-1171
External Source: BID
Name: 19974
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 102780
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200609-07
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1193
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-344-1

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9454
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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