nd long string buffer overflow

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

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

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.

References:

  • 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

Reported:

Jan 05, 2004

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