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hashcash -- format string vulnerability

Affected packages
hashcash < 1.17


VuXML ID 5ebfe901-a3cb-11d9-b248-000854d03344
Discovery 2005-03-06
Entry 2005-04-02
Modified 2005-04-03

A Gentoo Linux Security Advisory reports:

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team identified a flaw in the Hashcash utility that an attacker could expose by specifying a malformed reply address.

Successful exploitation would permit an attacker to disrupt Hashcash users, and potentially execute arbitrary code.


CVE Name CVE-2005-0687