Ecartis mystring.c buffer overflow

ecartis-mystring-bo (8284) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Ecartis (formerly Listar) is vulnerable to a buffer overflow caused by improper validation of user-supplied input in mystring.c. A remote attacker can issue a specially-crafted From header to overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with "Listar" user privileges.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Ecartis (1.0.0-snapshot 20020125 or later), available from the Ecartis Web site. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 (potato):
Upgrade to the latest version of listar (0.129a-2.potato1 or later), as listed in DSA-123-1. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 2.2
  • Ecartis Ecartis prior to 1.0.0
  • Noderunner Computing Listar

Reported:

Feb 24, 2002

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