mnews multiple local command-line and environment variable buffer overflows

mnews-multiple-local-bo (9227) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

mnews is vulnerable to multiple local buffer overflows. By supplying an overly long string to the -f, -D, -M, -P, or -n command-line argument or setting the MAILSERVER or JNAMES environment variable to an overly large value, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

No remedy available as of April 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Matsushita Research mnews 1.22

Reported:

May 31, 2002

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