NewsBin Pro .nbi buffer overflow

newsbinpro-nbi-bo (32598) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


NewsBin Pro is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking. By sending a specially-crafted .nbi file containing overly long DataPath and DownloadPath size, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and possibly execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash, if the attacker could persuade the victim to open the malicious .nbi file and view articles or message headers.


Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 6.3
  Exploitability: Functional
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of NewsBin Pro (5.35 or later), available to users from the NewsBin Pro Web site. See References.


  • NewsBin Pro Web site: NewsBin NNTP Usenet Binary Newsgroup Robot.
  • NewsBin Pro Web site: NewsBin NNTP Usenet Binary Newsgroup Robot.
  • BID-22652: NewsBin Pro NBI File Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2007-1074: Multiple buffer overflows in NewsBin Pro 5.33 and NewsBin Pro 4.x allow user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long (1) DataPath or (2) DownloadPath attributed in a (a) NBI file, or (3) a long group field in a (b) NZB file.
  • OSVDB ID: 33377: NewsBin Pro .nbi Config File Handling Multiple Overflows
  • OSVDB ID: 33378: NewsBin NZB File Group Field Overflow
  • SA24261: NewsBin Pro NBI Configuration File Processing Buffer Overflow

Platforms Affected:

  • DJI Interprises NewsBin Pro 5.33


Feb 21, 2007

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