Web+ long cookie buffer overflow

webplus-long-cookie-bop (8861) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Web+ is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. By sending a WML file request with an overly long cookie to the server, a remote attacker can overflow a buffer and overwrite the stack variables to execute arbitrary code on the system with SYSTEM level privileges.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Apply the latest Web+ patch for this vulnerability, as listed in NGSSoftware Insight Security Research Advisory #NISR17042002B. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • TalentSoft Web+ 4.6
  • TalentSoft Web+ 5.0

Reported:

Apr 17, 2002

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