WebTrends Reporting Center long string buffer overflow

webtrends-long-string-bo (8864) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

WebTrends Reporting Center is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the system service "WTRS_UI.EXE". By sending a specially-crafted GET request containing a long string argument, a remote attacker can overflow a buffer and overwrite stack variables to execute arbitrary code on the system with SYSTEM level privileges.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Upgrade to WebTrends Reporting Center version 4.0e or later versions. The latest WRC version can be downloaded from the WebTrends Reporting Center Web site. See References.

As a workaround, disable anonymous access which is enabled by default.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • WebTrends WebTrends Reporting Center 4.0d

Reported:

Apr 17, 2002

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