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InterNetNews Control Message Handling Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2004-01-08    Last Update:  2004-01-15    Views:  10,473

Secunia Advisory SA10578

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


Dan Riley has discovered a vulnerability in InterNetNews (INN), which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the "ARTpost()" function during the handling of control messages. This can result in a buffer overflow when filing these into per-type newsgroups.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code on a vulnerable system with the privileges of innd.

The vulnerability affects version 2.4.0 and STABLE snapshots. The 2.3.x branch and prior are not affected.


Solution:
Update to version 2.4.1.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Dan Riley

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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