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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-0006

Buffer overflow in (1) X.Org Xserver before 1.4.1, and (2) the libfont and libXfont libraries on some platforms including Sun Solaris, allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PCF font with a large difference between the last col and first col values in the PCF_BDF_ENCODINGS table.
Publish Date : 2008-01-18 Last Update Date : 2018-10-15
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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 CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2008-01-07 2008-01-17
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Buffer overflow in (1) X.Org Xserver before 1.4.1, and (2) the libfont and libXfont libraries on some platforms includin... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10021 unix
CVE-2008-0006 unix
DSA-1466 xfree86 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8106 unix
DSA-1466-2 libxfont xfree86 xorg-server - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20244 unix
ELSA-2008:0064: libXfont security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22643 unix
HP-UX Running Xserver, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19166 unix
RHSA-2008:0029: XFree86 security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080029 unix
RHSA-2008:0030: xorg-x11 security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080030 unix
RHSA-2008:0064: libXfont security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080064 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-2008-0006

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application SUN Solaris Libfont Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application SUN Solaris Libxfont Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Xserver 1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
SUN Solaris Libfont 1
SUN Solaris Libxfont 1 Xserver 1

- References For CVE-2008-0006
XF xorg-pcffont-bo(39767) CONFIRM
VUPEN ADV-2008-0924
VUPEN ADV-2008-0179
VUPEN ADV-2008-0703
VUPEN ADV-2008-0497
VUPEN ADV-2008-0184
BID 27352 X.Org X Server PCF Font Parser Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2013-06-20
BID 27336 RETIRED: X.Org X Server Local Privilege Escalation and Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities Release Date:2008-01-18
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0030
BUGTRAQ 20080130 rPSA-2008-0032-1 xorg-x11 xorg-x11-fonts xorg-x11-tools xorg-x11-xfs
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0064
OPENBSD [4.2] 20080208 006: SECURITY FIX: February 8, 2008
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0029
OPENBSD [4.1] 20080208 012: SECURITY FIX: February 8, 2008
GENTOO GLSA-200805-07
GENTOO GLSA-200801-09
GENTOO GLSA-200804-05
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:003
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:008
JVN JVN#88935101
JVNDB JVNDB-2008-001043
APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-03-18
MLIST [xorg] 20080117 X.Org security advisory: multiple vulnerabilities in the X server CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-0006

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