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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-5854

Heap-based buffer overflow in WeeChat 0.3.6 through 0.3.9 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash or hang) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted IRC colors that are not properly decoded.
Publish Date : 2012-11-19 Last Update Date : 2014-02-07
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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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-5854

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Flashtux Weechat 0.3.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Flashtux Weechat 0.3.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Flashtux Weechat 0.3.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Flashtux Weechat 0.3.9 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Flashtux Weechat 4

- References For CVE-2012-5854
FEDORA FEDORA-2012-18006
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1580
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:0150 CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20121112 Re: CVE Request -- WeeChat (prior to Heap-based buffer overflow when decoding IRC colors in strings
FEDORA FEDORA-2012-17950
BID 56482 WeeChat Color Decoding Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2013-04-10

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-5854

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