SMS Server Tools format string attack

sms-tools-format-string (8433) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

SMS (Short Message Service) Server Tools could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by several format string vulnerabilities. A remote attacker could pass format strings to the program using the apostrophe character (') along with backquotes to execute arbitrary commands on the server with privileges of smsd.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of SMS Server Tools (1.4.8 or later), available from the SMS Server Tools Web page. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Stefan Frings SMS Server Tools 1.4.7 and prior

Reported:

Mar 11, 2002

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