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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-6772

Format string vulnerability in the inputAnswer function in file.c in w3m before 0.5.2, when run with the dump or backend option, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in the Common Name (CN) field of an SSL certificate associated with an https URL.
Publish Date : 2006-12-27 Last Update Date : 2011-10-18
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
9.3
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 Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID 134

- Vendor Statements

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

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2006-6772 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20066772 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-2006-6772

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application W3M W3M 0.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
W3M W3M 1

- References For CVE-2006-6772

http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/2415
FEDORA FEDORA-2007-077
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2006-December/051457.html
FULLDISC 20061225 w3m format string bug
http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/2416
FEDORA FEDORA-2007-078
http://secunia.com/advisories/23492
SECUNIA 23492
http://secunia.com/advisories/23588
SECUNIA 23588
http://secunia.com/advisories/23717
SECUNIA 23717
http://secunia.com/advisories/23773
SECUNIA 23773
http://secunia.com/advisories/23792
SECUNIA 23792
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017440
SECTRACK 1017440
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200701-06.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200701-06
http://w3m.cvs.sourceforge.net/w3m/w3m/file.c?view=log CONFIRM
http://w3m.cvs.sourceforge.net/w3m/w3m/file.c?r1=1.249&r2=1.250 CONFIRM
http://w3m.cvs.sourceforge.net/%2Acheckout%2A/w3m/w3m/NEWS?revision=1.79
CONFIRM http://w3m.cvs.sourceforge.net/*checkout*/w3m/w3m/NEWS?revision=1.79
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1612792&group_id=39518&atid=425439
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_05_w3m.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:005
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21735
BID 21735 W3M SSL Certificate Format String Vulnerability Release Date:2007-01-30
http://www.openpkg.com/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.044.html
OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.44
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-399-1
UBUNTU USN-399-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/24332
BID 24332 W3M Browser InputAnswer Format String Vulnerability Release Date:2007-06-06
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/5164
VUPEN ADV-2006-5164
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/31114
XF w3m-certificate-format-string(31114)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/34821
XF w3m-inputanswer-format-string(34821)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-6772

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


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