Melange Chat System long file name buffer overflow
|melange-chat-filename-bo (8846)||High Risk|
Melange Chat System is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. By using an overly long file name containing more than 250 characters, a local attacker can overflow a buffer and cause a core dump on the system.
Denial of Service
Apply the patch for this vulnerability included in the BugTraq Mailing List posting dated Apr 14 2002 3:47PM. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Apr 15 2002 - 21:04:57 CDT: Melange Chat POC DOS.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Sun Apr 14 2002 - 10:47:16 CDT: Vulnerabilities in the Melange Chat Server.
- MELANGE CHAT SYSTEM Home page: melange chat server for linux.
- BID-4508: Melange Chat System /yell Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- BID-4509: Melange Chat Systems melange.conf Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- BID-4510: Melange Chat System Long Filename Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0552: Multiple buffer overflows in Melange Chat server 2.02 allow remote or local attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via (1) a long argument in the /yell command, (2) long lines in the /etc/melange.conf configuration file, (3) long file names, or possibly other attacks.
- Christian Walter Melange Chat System 2.02-beta
Apr 14, 2002
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