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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-1168

The decompress function in compress42.c in (1) ncompress 4.2.4 and (2) liblzw allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash), and possibly execute arbitrary code, via crafted data that leads to a buffer underflow.
Publish Date : 2006-08-14 Last Update Date : 2013-04-18
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.5
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
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 User
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2006-07-25 2006-08-08
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2006-1168 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20061168 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2012-0308 -- busybox security and bug fix update (low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27729 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2012-0810 -- busybox security and bug fix update (low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27773 unix
ELSA-2012:0308: busybox security and bug fix update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22866 unix
ELSA-2012:0810: busybox security and bug fix update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23400 unix
RHSA-2006:0663: ncompress security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060663 unix
RHSA-2012:0308: busybox security and bug fix update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20788 unix
RHSA-2012:0308: busybox security and bug fix update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20120308 unix
RHSA-2012:0810: busybox security and bug fix update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21495 unix
RHSA-2012:0810: busybox security and bug fix update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20120810 unix
The decompress function in compress42.c in (1) ncompress 4.2.4 and (2) liblzw allows remote attackers to cause a denial ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9373 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2006-1168

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Ncompress Ncompress 4.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Ncompress Ncompress 1

- References For CVE-2006-1168

http://secunia.com/advisories/21434
SECUNIA 21434
http://secunia.com/advisories/22296
SECUNIA 22296
http://secunia.com/advisories/22036
SECUNIA 22036
http://secunia.com/advisories/21880
SECUNIA 21880
http://secunia.com/advisories/21467
SECUNIA 21467
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20060901-01-P.asc
SGI 20060901-01-P
http://secunia.com/advisories/22377
SECUNIA 22377
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200610-03.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200610-03
http://securitytracker.com/id?1016836
SECTRACK 1016836
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-226.htm CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/19455
BID 19455 NCompress Decompress Buffer Underflow Vulnerability Release Date:2013-12-10
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0663.html
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0663
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_20_sr.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:020
http://downloads.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100158840 CONFIRM
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=141728
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:140
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:140
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/28315
XF ncompress-decompress-underflow(28315)
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0810.html
REDHAT RHSA-2012:0810
http://secunia.com/advisories/21427
SECUNIA 21427
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2012:129
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2012:129
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3234
VUPEN ADV-2006-3234
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=728536
http://secunia.com/advisories/21437
SECUNIA 21437
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1149
DEBIAN DSA-1149

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-1168

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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