Inktomi Traffic Server software -path traffic_manager buffer overflow

inktomi-trafficserver-manager-bo (9465) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Inktomi Traffic Server Suite is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the traffic_manager program. By sending an overly long argument to traffic_manager using the -path command line option, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

No remedy available as of July 1, 2014.

References:

  • Core Security Technologies Advisory CORE-20020620: Inktomi Traffic Server traffic_manager local overflow.. (From Neohapsis archive)
  • BID-5098: Inktomi Traffic Server Traffic_Manager Path Argument Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-1013: Buffer overflow in traffic_manager for Inktomi Traffic Server 4.0.18 through 5.2.2, Traffic Edge 1.1.2 and 1.5.0, and Media-IXT 3.0.4 allows local users to gain root privileges via a long -path argument.
  • OSVDB ID: 5030: Inktomi Traffic Server traffic_manager Overflow

Platforms Affected:

  • Inktomi Media-IXT 3.0.4
  • Inktomi Traffic Edge 1.1.2
  • Inktomi Traffic Server / Media-IXT 4.0.18
  • Inktomi Traffic Server / Media-IXT 4.0.20
  • Inktomi Traffic Server / Media-IXT 5.1.3
  • Inktomi Traffic Server / Media-IXT 5.2.0-R
  • Inktomi Traffic Server / Media-IXT 5.2.1
  • Inktomi Traffic Server / Media-IXT 5.2.2
  • Sun Solaris 7.0
  • Sun Solaris 8

Reported:

Jul 02, 2002

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