CVE-2006-1168

NameCVE-2006-1168
DescriptionThe decompress function in compress42.c in (1) ncompress 4.2.4 and (2) liblzw allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash), and possibly execute arbitrary code, via crafted data that leads to a buffer underflow.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1149-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
ncompress (PTS)wheezy4.2.4.4-5fixed
jessie4.2.4.4-9fixed
stretch4.2.4.4-16fixed
buster, sid4.2.4.4-18fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
ncompresssource(unstable)4.2.4-16high
ncompresssourcesarge4.2.4-15sarge2highDSA-1149-1

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