eDonkey2000 ed2k: URL long file name buffer overflow

edonkey2000-ed2k-filename-bo (9278) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

eDonkey2000 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow caused by improper bounds checking of parameters passed to the program using the ed2k:// protocol. By creating a specially-crafted ed2k:// URL containing an overly long file name parameter, a remote attacker can overflow a buffer on the client system once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the victim's system or cause the program to crash.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of eDonkey2000 (35.16.61 or later), available from the eDonkey2000 Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • MetaMachine eDonkey2000 35.16.59
  • MetaMachine eDonkey2000 35.16.60

Reported:

Jun 06, 2002

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