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NewsBin Pro Article Processing yEncode "name" Buffer Overflow

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Release Date:  2007-03-13    Last Update:  2007-03-26    Views:  12,096

Secunia Advisory SA24491

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Unpatched

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Marsu Pilami has discovered a vulnerability in NewsBin Pro, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error when processing articles downloaded from a news server. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted article with an overly long (greater than 200 bytes) yEncode "name" keyword posted to the news server.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 4.32. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 5.33 or later.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Marsu Pilami

Original Advisory:
http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/3464

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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