CVE-2008-3908

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General

Score:10.0/10.0
Severity:High
Category:Buffer Error

Impact Metrics

Confidentiality:Complete
Integrity:Complete
Availability:Complete

Exploitability Metrics

Access Vector:Network
Access Complexity:Low
Authentication:None

Published on 04/09/08 - Updated on 08/08/17

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.

Category: Buffer Error

CWE-119 (Buffer Errors)
The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer.

Security Notices

US National Vulnerability DatabaseCVE-2008-3908

Exploits

No exploits available for this CVE in our database.

Relative technologies

VendorProduct
princeton_universitywordnet

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