Outgun data_file_request buffer overflow

outgun-datafilerequest-bo (26509) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Outgun is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the data_file_request command. By sending an overly long argument to the servnet.cpp file using the 'type' or 'name' string, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system.


Gain Access


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • Full-Disclosure Mailing List, Fri May 12 2006 - 16:27:35 CDT: Multiple vulnerabilities in Outgun 1.0.3 bot 2.
  • Outgun Web site: Outgun.
  • BID-17985: Outgun Multiple Remote Buffer Overflow and Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-2399: Stack-based buffer overflow in the ServerNetworking::incoming_client_data function in servnet.cpp in Outgun 1.0.3 bot 2 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a data_file_request command with a long (1) type or (2) name string.
  • OSVDB ID: 25487: Outgun data_file_request Command Remote Overflow
  • SA20098: Outgun Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Outgun Outgun 1.0.3 bot 2 & prior


May 12, 2006

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