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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-1078

Multiple buffer overflows in htpasswd, as used in Acme thttpd 2.25b, and possibly other products such as Apache, might allow local users to gain privileges via (1) a long command line argument and (2) a long line in a file. NOTE: since htpasswd is normally installed as a non-setuid program, and the exploit is through command line options, perhaps this issue should not be included in CVE. However, if there are some typical or recommended configurations that use htpasswd with sudo privileges, or common products that access htpasswd remotely, then perhaps it should be included.
Publish Date : 2006-03-09 Last Update Date : 2018-10-18
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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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) OverflowGain privileges
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-1078

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Acme Labs Thttpd 2.25b * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Acme Labs Thttpd 1

- References For CVE-2006-1078
BUGTRAQ 20041029 Re: local buffer overflow in htpasswd for apache 1.3.31 not fixed in .33?
BID 16972 Acme Labs thttpd HTPasswd Multiple Vulnerabilities Release Date:2006-03-09
BUGTRAQ 20060305 htpasswd bufferoverflow and command execution in thttpd-2.25b.
XF apache-htpasswd-strcpy-bo(31236)
XF thttpd-command-file-bo(25216)
MLIST [thttpd] 20060305 htpasswd.c security issues
MLIST [thttpd] 20060305 Re: htpasswd.c security issues
FULLDISC 20070102 Apache 1.3.37 htpasswd buffer overflow vulnerability
FULLDISC 20041029 Apache 1.3.33 local buffer overflow in apache 1.3.31 not fixed in .33?
FULLDISC 20040916 Local Stack Overflow on htpasswd apache 1.3.31 advsory.

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-1078

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