Ping "buf" buffer overflow
|ping-buf-bo (5431)||High Risk|
Red Hat Linux is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the ping command. An attacker could overflow the static buffer 'buf'. The ping command in Linux based operating systems, specifically found in Red Hat Linux, must be installed setuid root to function normally.
Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory RHSA-2000:087-02. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, 2000-10-20 17:11:44: Re: [RHSA-2000:087-02] Potential security problems in ping fixed..
- BugTraq Mailing List, 2000-10-25 8:29:17: Immunix OS Security Update for ping package.
- BugTraq Mailing List, 2000-10-30 14:43:28: Trustix Security Advisory - ping gnupg ypbind.
- RHSA-2000-087-02: Potential security problems in ping fixed..
- BID-1813: RedHat Linux ping Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2000-1214: Buffer overflows in the (1) outpack or (2) buf variables of ping in iputils before 20001010, as distributed on Red Hat Linux 6.2 through 7J and other operating systems, may allow local users to gain privileges.
- OSVDB ID: 13792: iputils ping Multiple Parameter Local Overflows
- RHSA-2000-087: Potential security problems in ping fixed.
- RedHat Linux 6.2
- RedHat Linux 7
- RedHat Linux 7.1
- RedHat Linux 7.2
- RedHat Linux 7.3
- Unix Unix
Oct 18, 2000
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