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Easy Address Book Web Server Format String Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2006-09-18    Last Update:  2006-09-19    Views:  9,171

Secunia Advisory SA21959

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Unpatched

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Revnic Vasile has discovered a vulnerability in Easy Address Book Web Server, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a format string error when processing HTTP requests and can be exploited by e.g. requesting a specially crafted resource name or supplying a specially crafted string containing format specifiers in a POST request.

Example:
http://[host]/AAAA%25n

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.2. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Restrict traffic to the service.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Revnic Vasile

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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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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