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Highly critical

PvPGN Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2004-08-31    Views:  9,003

Secunia Advisory SA12404

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in PvPGN, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The problem is caused due to boundary errors in the handling of the commands "/watchall" and "/unwatchall". This can be exploited by supplying an overly long argument to cause a buffer overflow.

Successful exploitation can potentially lead to execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability reportedly affects all versions prior to 1.6.5.


Solution:
Update to 1.6.5:

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by vendor.

Original Advisory:
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1018729&group_id=53514&atid=677785

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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