NewsBin Pro .NZB buffer overflow

newsbinpro-nzb-bo (32608) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

NewsBin Pro is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking of .NZB files. By sending a specially-crafted .NZB file with an overly long group field, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with SYSTEM privileges, if the attacker could persuade the victim to open the malicious .NZB file and view articles or message headers.

Note: For versions 4.x, the victim is required to click on "Delete All Posts".

*CVSS:

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

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of NewsBin, available to users from the NewsBin Web site. See References.

References:

  • NewsBin Pro Web site: NewsBin NNTP Usenet Binary Newsgroup Robot.
  • NewsBin Pro Web site: NewsBin NNTP Usenet Binary Newsgroup Robot.
  • BID-22620: Multiple Newsreader Applications .NZB File Remote Heap Overflow Vulnerability
  • 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 4.x
  • DJI Interprises NewsBin Pro 5.33

Reported:

Feb 21, 2007

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