Noffle multiple buffer overflows

noffle-multiple-bo (11181) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Noffle is vulnerable to multiple remote buffer overflow vulnerabilities. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerabilities to cause the Noffle server to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code on the system with the same privileges of the Noffle server.


Gain Access


For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody):
Upgrade to the latest noffle package (1.0.1-1.1 or later), as listed in DSA-244-1. See References.

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


  • Noffle Web site: Noffle.
  • BID-6695: Noffle Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2003-0037: Buffer overflows in noffle news server 1.0.1 and earlier allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) and possibly execute arbitrary code.
  • DSA-244: noffle -- buffer overflows
  • OSVDB ID: 13487: Noffle News Server Multiple Unspecified Overflows
  • SA7955: Debian updates to noffle

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • Noffle Project Developers Noffle 1.0.1


Jan 27, 2003

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