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Overview

Vulnerability Score 10.0 10.0
CVE Id CVE-2008-3908
Last Modified 29 Jan 2009 01:54:46
Published 04 Sep 2008 01:41:00
Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Integrity Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE

CVE-2008-3908

Summary

Multiple buffer overflows in Princeton WordNet (wn) 3.0 allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via (1) a long argument on the command line; a long (2) WNSEARCHDIR, (3) WNHOME, or (4) WNDBVERSION environment variable; or (5) a user-supplied dictionary (aka data file). NOTE: since WordNet itself does not run with special privileges, this issue only crosses privilege boundaries when WordNet is invoked as a third party component.

Vulnerable Systems

Application

  • Princeton University Wordnet 3.0


References

BID - 30958

XF - wordnet-binsrch-search-bo(44851)

XF - wordnet-wninit-bo(44850)

XF - wordnet-morphinit-bo(44849)

XF - wordnet-morph-search-bo(44848)

BUGTRAQ - 20080901 [oCERT-2008-014] WordNet stack and heap overflows

MISC - http://www.ocert.org/analysis/2008-014/wordnet.patch

MISC - http://www.ocert.org/analysis/2008-014/analysis.txt

GENTOO - GLSA-200810-01

SREASON - 4217

SECUNIA - 32184


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:48:20