nd long string buffer overflow

nd-long-string-bo (14141) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


nd is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. A remote attacker, in control of a malicious WebDAV server, could send long strings to overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system, once the victim connects to the malicious server using nd.


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of nd (0.8.2 or later), available from the nd Web page. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody):
Upgrade to the latest nd package (0.5.0-1woody1 or later), as listed in DSA-412-1. See References.

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


  • CIAC Information Bulletin O-047: Debian 'nd' WebDAV command line Buffer Overflow Vulnerability.
  • nd Web page: nd.
  • BID-9365: nd Multiple Buffer Overrun Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2004-0014: Multiple buffer overflows in the nd WebDAV interface 0.8.2 and earlier allows remote web servers to execute arbitrary code via certain long strings.
  • DSA-412: nd -- buffer overflows
  • OSVDB ID: 3329: nd WebDAV Interface String Handling Multiple Overflows
  • SA10549: nd Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1008616: nd Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Servers Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • Yuuichi Teranishi nd 0.8.1 and prior


Jan 05, 2004

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