Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the "utf8 combining characters handling" (utf8_handle_comb function in encoding.c) in screen before 4.0.3 allows user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service (crash or hang) via certain UTF8 sequences.
Published : 2006-10-24 18:07 Updated : 2011-03-08 02:41
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Score 2.6 / 10
A vulnerability exploitable with network access means the vulnerable software is bound to the network stack and the attacker does not require local network access or local access. Such a vulnerability is often termed "remotely exploitable". An example of a network attack is an RPC buffer overflow.
Specialized access conditions exist. For example:
- In most configurations, the attacking party must already have elevated privileges or spoof additional systems in addition to the attacking system (e.g., DNS hijacking). The attack depends on social engineering methods that would be easily detected by knowledgeable people. For example, the victim must perform several suspicious or atypical actions.
- The vulnerable configuration is seen very rarely in practice.
- If a race condition exists, the window is very narrow.
Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.
There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.
There is no impact to the integrity of the system.
There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability. An example is a network-based flood attack that permits a limited number of successful connections to an Internet service.
There is no CWE for this CVE.
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