Sambar Server HTTP POST request buffer overflow

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

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

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

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

Reported:

Feb 06, 2004

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