log2mail log file buffer overflow

log2mail-log-file-bo (10527) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

log2mail is vulnerable to a static buffer overflow. By sending a request that would cause a malicious log entry to be recorded, a remote or local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges, once log2mail scans the malicious log entry and attempts to send an email to the administrator.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody):
Upgrade to the latest log2mail package (0.2.5.1 or later), as listed in DSA-186-1. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

  • Freshmeat.net Web site: Project details for log2mail.
  • BID-6089: Michael Krax log2mail Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-1251: Buffer overflow in log2mail before 0.2.5.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long log message.
  • DSA-186: log2mail -- buffer overflow
  • OSVDB ID: 14517: log2mail Log Message Remote Overflow

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • Michael Krax log2mail prior to 0.2.5.1

Reported:

Nov 01, 2002

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