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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-3739

Integer overflow in the CIDAFM function in X.Org 6.8.2 and XFree86 X server allows local users to execute arbitrary code via crafted Adobe Font Metrics (AFM) files with a modified number of character metrics (StartCharMetrics), which leads to a heap-based buffer overflow.
Publish Date : 2006-09-12 Last Update Date : 2018-10-17
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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 2006-08-29 2006-09-12
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2006-3739 unix
Integer overflow in the CIDAFM function in X.Org 6.8.2 and XFree86 X server allows local users to execute arbitrary code... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10305 unix
RHSA-2006:0665: xorg-x11 security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060665 unix
RHSA-2006:0666: XFree86 security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060666 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-2006-3739

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application 6.8.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Xfree86 Project Xfree86 X Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions 1
Xfree86 Project Xfree86 X 1

- References For CVE-2006-3739 CONFIRM
VUPEN ADV-2006-3582
VUPEN ADV-2007-0322
VUPEN ADV-2007-1171
XF xorg-server-cidafm-overflow(28899)
VUPEN ADV-2006-3581
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0665
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0666
BUGTRAQ 20060912 rPSA-2006-0167-1 xorg-x11 xorg-x11-fonts xorg-x11-tools xorg-x11-xfs CONFIRM
BID 19974 X.Org LibXfont CID Font File Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities Release Date:2007-11-15
BUGTRAQ 20070330 VMSA-2007-0002 VMware ESX security updates
SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:023
IDEFENSE 20060912 Multiple Vendor X Server CID-keyed Fonts 'CIDAFM()' Integer Overflow Vulnerability
GENTOO GLSA-200609-07
SECTRACK 1016828

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-3739

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