smstools logging function format string

smstools-logging-format-string (24034) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

SMS Server Tools (smstools) could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a format string vulnerability in the logging functionality. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 5.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to DSA-930-1 for upgrade information. See References.

References:

  • SMS Server Tools Web page: SMS Server Tools.
  • BID-16188: Stefan Frings SMS Server Tools Local Format String Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-0083: Format string vulnerability in the logging code of SMS Server Tools (smstools) 1.14.8 and earlier allows local users to execute arbitrary code via unspecified attack vectors.
  • DSA-930: smstools -- format string attack
  • OSVDB ID: 22287: SMS Server Tools Logging Function Local Format String
  • SA18343: SMS Server Tools Logging Format String Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Stefan Frings SMS Server Tools prior to 1.14.8

Reported:

Jan 09, 2006

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