Qpopper process denial of service
|qpopper-qpopper-dos (8458)||Medium Risk|
Qualcomm Qpopper is vulnerable to a denial of service attack caused by a buffer overflow. By sending an overly long string containing 2048 characters or more, a remote attacker can overflow a buffer and consume large amounts of CPU available resources.
Denial of Service
For Caldera OpenServer 5.0.5 and 5.0.6:
Upgrade to the appropriate fixed binaries for your system, as listed in Caldera International, Inc. Security Advisory CSSA-2002-SCO.20. See References.
For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Thu Mar 14 2002 - 19:51:10 CST: Bug in QPopper (All Versions?).
- Caldera International, Inc. Security Advisory CSSA-2002-SCO.20: OpenServer 5.0.5 OpenServer 5.0.6 : popper buffer overflow and denial-of-service.
- Qualcomm Web site: Qpopper Home Page.
- BID-4295: Qualcomm QPopper Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0454: Qpopper (aka in.qpopper or popper) 4.0.3 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a very large string, which causes an infinite loop.
- OSVDB ID: 5290: Qpopper Process Large String DoS
- Qualcomm Qpopper 4.0.3 and prior
- SCO Caldera OpenServer 5.0.5
- SCO Caldera OpenServer 5.0.6
Mar 15, 2002
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