DayDream BBS control code buffer overflow

daydream-bbs-control-code-bo (7755) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

DayDream is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the handling of control codes, which are used to insert information and perform actions on the BBS. By posting a message that contains a control code with a very large value, an attacker can overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the BBS user.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of DayDream BBS (2.14.4 or later), available from the DayDream BBS Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Hannu Lyytinen DayDream BBS 2.13 and prior

Reported:

Dec 30, 2001

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