mnoGoSearch search.cgi heap buffer overflow

mnogosearch-search-cgi-bo (9060) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


mnoGoSearch is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking of parameters passed to the search.cgi script. By passing an overly long q= parameter to search.cgi, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the server with privileges of the Web server process.


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For Conectiva Linux 9:
Upgrade to the latest version of mnogosearch (3.1.21-12434U90_2cl or later), as listed in Conectiva Linux Security Announcement CLSA-2003:711. See References.

As a workaround, disable search.cgi or apply the patch included in the BugTraq Mailing List posting dated May 11 2002 5:08PM. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Conectiva Linux 9.0
  • Lavtech mnoGoSearch 3.1.19 and prior


May 11, 2002

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