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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-5646

Heap-based buffer overflow in Sophos Anti-Virus and Endpoint Security before 6.0.5, Anti-Virus for Linux before 5.0.10, and other platforms before 4.11, when archive scanning is enabled, allows remote attackers to trigger a denial of service (memory corruption) via a CHM file with an LZX decompression header that specifies a Window_size of 0.
Publish Date : 2006-11-01 Last Update Date : 2011-03-07
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
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 ServiceOverflowMemory corruption
CWE ID 119

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-5646

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Sophos Anti-virus 4.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Sophos Anti-virus 4.05 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Sophos Anti-virus 4.5.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Sophos Anti-virus 4.5.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Sophos Anti-virus 4.5.11 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Sophos Anti-virus 4.5.12 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Sophos Anti-virus 4.7.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Sophos Anti-virus 4.7.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Sophos Anti-virus 5.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Sophos Anti-virus 5.0.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Sophos Anti-virus 5.0.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Sophos Anti-virus 5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Sophos Anti-virus 5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Sophos Anti-virus 5.2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Sophos Anti-virus 6.0.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Sophos Endpoint Security * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Sophos Anti-virus 15
Sophos Endpoint Security 1

- References For CVE-2006-5646
VUPEN ADV-2006-4239
IDEFENSE 20061208 Sophos Antivirus CHM File Heap Overflow Vulnerability
SECTRACK 1017132
BID 20816 Sophos Antivirus Multiple Denial of Service and Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities Release Date:2007-07-27 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-5646

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