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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2003-0081

Format string vulnerability in packet-socks.c of the SOCKS dissector for Ethereal 0.8.7 through 0.9.9 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via SOCKS packets containing format string specifiers.
Publish Date : 2003-03-18 Last Update Date : 2017-10-09
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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) Execute Code
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 moderate 2003-03-08
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Ethereal SOCKS String Format Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:54 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-2003-0081

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.8.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Ethereal Group Ethereal 11

- References For CVE-2003-0081
BID 7049 Ethereal SOCKS Dissector Format String Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-11
XF ethereal-socks-format-string(11497)
SUSE SuSE-SA:2003:019
REDHAT RHSA-2003:076
REDHAT RHSA-2003:077
GENTOO GLSA-200303-10
FULLDISC 20030308 Ethereal format string bug, yet still ethereal much better than windows

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2003-0081

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