PLP Tools plpnsfd daemon format string attack

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

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

No remedy available as of August 1, 2014.

References:

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

Reported:

Jan 29, 2003

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