ripMIME long file name buffer overflow

ripmime-long-filename-bo (7983) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


ripMIME is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the handling of file names. By passing a file with a file name containing 2079 characters or more using certain command-line options to ripMIME, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.


Gain Privileges


Upgrade to the latest version of ripMIME (1.2.7 or later), available from the ripMIME Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • PLDaniels ripMIME 1.2.6 and prior


Jan 22, 2002

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