CVE Details

Release Date:2006-08-14


The 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.

See more information about CVE-2006-1168 from MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD

CVSS v2.0 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2.0 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 7.5 Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network Attack Complexity: Low
Authentication: None required Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial Availability Impact: Partial

Errata information

PlatformErrataRelease Date
Oracle Enterprise Linux version 3 (ncompress)ELSA-2006-06632006-11-30
Oracle Enterprise Linux version 4 (ncompress)ELSA-2006-06632006-11-30
Oracle Linux version 5 (busybox)ELSA-2012-03082012-03-01
Oracle Linux version 6 (busybox)ELSA-2012-08102012-06-27

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