CVE-2008-3252

NameCVE-2008-3252
DescriptionStack-based buffer overflow in the read_article function in getarticle.c in newsx 1.6 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a news article containing a large number of lines starting with a period.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1622-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs492742
Debian/oldoldstablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/oldstablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot known to be vulnerable.

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
newsxsource(unstable)1.6-3high492742
newsxsourceetch1.6-2etch1highDSA-1622-1

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