Swfdec 0.6.0/0.6.2/0.6.4/0.6.6 input validation

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in Swfdec 0.6.0/0.6.2/0.6.4/0.6.6. Affected is an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. This is going to have an impact on availability. CVE summarizes:

Swfdec 0.6 before 0.6.8 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a 1x1 JPEG image.

The weakness was released 08/27/2008 (Website). The advisory is available at lists.freedesktop.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2008-3796 since 08/27/2008. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 40141 (openSUSE Security Update : swfdec (swfdec-524)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 0.6.2 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (44746) and Tenable (40141).



CPE 2.3info

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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 40141
Nessus Name: openSUSE Security Update : swfdec (swfdec-524)
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OpenVAS ID: 63412
OpenVAS Name: SuSE Security Summary SUSE-SR:2009:004
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Swfdec 0.6.2


07/29/2008 🔍
08/27/2008 +29 days 🔍
08/27/2008 +0 days 🔍
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07/21/2009 +328 days 🔍
07/28/2009 +7 days 🔍
03/17/2015 +2058 days 🔍
08/02/2021 +2330 days 🔍


Advisory: lists.freedesktop.org
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2008-3796 (🔍)
X-Force: 44746
Vulnerability Center: 22962 - Swfdec 0.6 - 0.6.7 Remote Denial of Service via a 1x1 JPEG File, Medium


Created: 03/17/2015 04:11 PM
Updated: 08/02/2021 07:15 AM
Changes: 03/17/2015 04:11 PM (56), 02/12/2017 12:52 PM (7), 08/02/2021 07:15 AM (3)
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