SMS Server Tools format string attack
|sms-tools-format-string (8433)||High Risk|
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.
Upgrade to the latest version of SMS Server Tools (1.4.8 or later), available from the SMS Server Tools Web page. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Mar 11 2002 - 02:38:09 CST: SMStools vulnerabilities in release before 1.4.8.
- SMS Server Tools Web site: Download.
- SMS Server Tools Web site: Version history.
- BID-4268: SMS Server Tools Arbitrary Command Execution Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0437: Smsd in SMS Server Tools (SMStools) before 1.4.8 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters (backquotes) in message text, as described with the term string format vulnerability by some sources.
- OSVDB ID: 5293: SMS Server Tools Smsd Arbitrary Command Execution
- Stefan Frings SMS Server Tools 1.4.7 and prior
Mar 11, 2002
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