XAMPP mssql_connect buffer overflow

xampp-mssqlconnect-bo (33683) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

XAMPP is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the mssql_connect function. By sending a specially-crafted request, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

*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 XAMPP (1.6.0a or later), available from the SourceForge.net Web site Web site. See References.

References:

  • SourceForge.net: SourceForge.net:Files.
  • SourceForge.net: XAMPP.
  • BID-23491: XAMPP Mssql_Connect Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-2079: The ADONewConnection Connect function in adodb.php in XAMPP 1.6.0a and earlier for Windows uses untrusted input for the database server hostname, which allows remote attackers to trigger a library buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code via a long host parameter, or have other unspecified impact. NOTE: it could be argued that this is an issue in mssql_connect (CVE-2007-1411.1) in PHP, or an issue in the ADOdb Library, and the proper fix should be in one of these products; if so, then this should not be treated as a vulnerability in XAMPP.
  • OSVDB ID: 41594: XAMPP adodb.php ADONewConnection Connect() Function Remote Overflow

Platforms Affected:

  • Apache Friends XAMPP 1.5.2
  • Apache Friends XAMPP 1.6.0
  • Apache Friends XAMPP 1.6.0a

Reported:

Apr 15, 2007

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