SignatureDB sdbscan buffer overflow

signaturedb-sdbscan-bo (15217) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


SignatureDB is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a buffer overflow in the sdbscan program, which is a component of SignatureDB that scans files for the signatures. By creating a specially-crafted database file with a large value for the key parameter, a local attacker can overflow the buffer and cause a segmentation fault.


Denial of Service


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Sun Feb 15 2004 - 09:41:52 CST : problems with database files in 'SignatureDB'.
  • BID-9661: Paul Daniels SignatureDB sdbscan Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2004-0289: Buffer overflow in sdbscan in SignatureDB 0.1.1 allows local users to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) via a database file that contains a large key parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 6723: SignatureDB sdbscan Database Large Key Parameter DoS

Platforms Affected:

  • Paul L Daniels SignatureDB 0.1.1


Feb 15, 2004

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