ripMIME long file name buffer overflow

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

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

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

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • PLDaniels ripMIME 1.2.6 and prior

Reported:

Jan 22, 2002

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