PLP Tools plpnsfd daemon format string attack
|plptools-plpnsfd-format-string (11193)||High 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.
No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Wed Jan 29 2003 - 11:10:52 CST : Local root vuln in SuSE 8.0 plptools package.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Wed Jan 29 2003 - 11:17:28 CST: Re: Local root vuln in SuSE 8.0 plptools package.
- plptools Web page: The PLP Tools project homepage.
- BID-6715: PLP Tools plpnfsd Syslog Format String Vulnerability
- CVE-2003-0074: Format string vulnerability in mpmain.c for plpnfsd of the plptools package allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the functions (1) debuglog, (2) errorlog, and (3) infolog.
- OSVDB ID: 13809: plptools plpnfsd Logging Format String Overflow
- 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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