Vulnerability CVE-2006-0489


Published: 2006-01-31   Modified: 2012-02-12

Description:
** DISPUTED ** Buffer overflow in the font command of mIRC, probably 6.16, allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a long string. NOTE: the original researcher claims that issue has been disputed by the vendor, and that the vendor stated "as far as I can tell, this is neither an exploit nor a vulnerability. The above report describes a local bug in mIRC." It could be that this is only exploitable by the user of the application, and thus would not cross privilege boundaries unless under an otherwise restrictive environment such as a kiosk.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
Med.
Buffer Overflow /Font on mIRC
Jordi Corrales
28.01.2006

Type:

CWE-Other

CVSS2 => (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
4.6/10
6.4/10
3.9/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
Partial
Partial
Affected software
Khaled mardam-bey -> MIRC 

 References:
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/383
http://trout.snt.utwente.nl/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=bugreports&Number=118751
http://www.securiteam.com/windowsntfocus/5IP080AHPQ.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/423192/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/423758/100/0/threaded

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