VDB-20775 · CVE-2003-0613 · BID 7836

zblast 1.2.1 High Score File zblast-svgalib memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in zblast 1.2.1. This affects some unknown processing in the library zblast-svgalib of the component High Score File Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. 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. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Buffer overflow in zblast-svgalib of zblast 1.2.1 and earlier allows local users to execute arbitrary code via the high score file.

The weakness was published 08/27/2003 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at debian.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2003-0613 since 07/30/2003. The exploitability is told to be easy. Attacking locally is a requirement. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 15206 (Debian DSA-369-1 : zblast - buffer overflow), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (15206).



CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.7

VulDB Base Score: 5.9
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 15206
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-369-1 : zblast - buffer overflow
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OpenVAS ID: 53657
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 369-1 (zblast)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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06/06/2003 🔍
07/30/2003 +54 days 🔍
08/08/2003 +9 days 🔍
08/27/2003 +19 days 🔍
08/27/2003 +0 days 🔍
09/29/2004 +399 days 🔍
08/14/2014 +3606 days 🔍
06/29/2021 +2511 days 🔍


Advisory: debian.org
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2003-0613 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 7836


Created: 08/15/2014 12:41 AM
Updated: 06/29/2021 08:37 AM
Changes: 08/15/2014 12:41 AM (58), 04/23/2019 10:11 AM (3), 06/29/2021 08:37 AM (4)
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