Sambar Server HTTP POST request buffer overflow

sambar-http-post-bo (15071) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Sambar Server is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow in the results.stm script. By sending a specially-crafted HTTP POST request to the vulnerable server, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and cause the server to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code on the server.


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of Sambar Server (6.0.1 or later), available from the Sambar Technologies Web site. See References.


  • Vuln-Dev Mailing List, Fri Feb 06 2004 - 19:35:30 CST: Sambar 6.0 stack overflow.
  • BID-9607: Sambar Server Results.STM Post Request Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2004-2086: Stack-based buffer overflow in results.stm for Sambar Server before the 6.0 production release allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an HTTP POST request with a long query parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 5786: Sambar Server results.stm Overflow
  • SECTRACK ID: 1008979: Sambar Server `results.stm` POST Request Buffer Overflow May Permit Remote Code Execution

Platforms Affected:

  • Sambar Sambar Server 6.0


Feb 06, 2004

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