mnews NNTP response remote buffer overflow

mnews-nntp-response-bo (9226) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


mnews is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the news client, caused by improper bounds checking on server responses. By sending an overly long 200 response to a vulnerable client, a remote attacker in control of a malicious NNTP server could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system.


Gain Access


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


Platforms Affected:

  • Matsushita Research mnews 1.22


May 31, 2002

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