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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2004-0083

Buffer overflow in ReadFontAlias from dirfile.c of XFree86 4.1.0 through 4.3.0 allows local users and remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a font alias file (font.alias) with a long token, a different vulnerability than CVE-2004-0084 and CVE-2004-0106.
Publish Date : 2004-03-03 Last Update Date : 2016-10-17
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2004-02-08
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Buffer overflow in ReadFontAlias from dirfile.c of XFree86 4.1.0 through 4.3.0 allows local users and remote attackers t... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9612 unix
Red Hat XFree86 Buffer Overflow in ReadFontAlias oval:org.mitre.oval:def:806 unix
RHSA-2004:061: XFree86 security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2004061 unix
RHSA-2004:061: XFree86 security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20040061 unix
XFree86 Buffer Overflow in dirfile oval:org.mitre.oval:def:830 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2004-0083

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Openbsd Openbsd 3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Openbsd Openbsd 3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Xfree86 Project X11r6 4.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Xfree86 Project X11r6 4.1.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Xfree86 Project X11r6 4.1.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Xfree86 Project X11r6 4.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Xfree86 Project X11r6 4.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Xfree86 Project X11r6 4.2.1 Errata Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Xfree86 Project X11r6 4.3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Openbsd Openbsd 2
Xfree86 Project X11r6 7

- References For CVE-2004-0083 CONFIRM
SUSE SuSE-SA:2004:006
REDHAT RHSA-2004:059
REDHAT RHSA-2004:060
REDHAT RHSA-2004:061
BID 9636 XFree86 Font Information File Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-12
CERT-VN VU#820006
XF xfree86-fontalias-bo(15130)
GENTOO GLSA-200402-02
BUGTRAQ 20040211 XFree86 vulnerability exploit
BUGTRAQ 20040210 iDEFENSESecurityAdvisory02.10.04: XFree86FontInformationFileBufferOverflow

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2004-0083

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