CVE-2008-3908

Properties

Published:
03.09.2008
Updated:
29.01.2009
Patch available:
Severity:
High
CVSS vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Product:
princeton_university: wordnet

Vulnerability description

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.

References:

BID: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30958
XF: http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/44851
XF: http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/44850
XF: http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/44849
XF: http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/44848
BUGTRAQ: http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/495883/100/0/threaded
MISC: http://www.ocert.org/analysis/2008-014/wordnet.patch
MISC: http://www.ocert.org/analysis/2008-014/analysis.txt
GENTOO: http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200810-01.xml
SREASON: http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4217
SECUNIA: http://secunia.com/advisories/32184