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FlashGet FTP PWD Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2008-08-14    Last Update:  2008-10-09    Views:  6,611

Secunia Advisory SA31481

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Unpatched

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Krystian Kloskowski has discovered a vulnerability in FlashGet, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the processing of FTP PWD responses. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow by tricking a user into connecting to a malicious FTP server.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.9.0.1012. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Do not connect to untrusted FTP servers.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Krystian Kloskowski

Original Advisory:
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/6240

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