PLP Tools plpnsfd daemon format string attack

plptools-plpnsfd-format-string (11193) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


PLP Tools (Psion Link Protocol Tools) is vulnerable to a format string attack, caused by a vulnerability in the plpnfsd daemon logging function. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by passing a directory name containing a malicious format string to the program to overwrite memory or execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges, possibly root.


Gain Privileges


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


Platforms Affected:

  • Matt J. Gumbley PLP Tools 0.6
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 7.2
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 7.3
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 8.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 8.1


Jan 29, 2003

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