SteelArrow chunked encoding .aro request heap buffer overflow

steelarrow-chunked-aro-bo (9890) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

SteelArrow is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the function that handles chunked transfer encoding. By sending a specially-crafted HTTP GET request for an .aro file that uses chunked transfer encoding to a vulnerable Web server, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute code on the system with privileges of the IWAM account.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Contact Tomahawk Technologies, Inc. for upgrade or patch information. See References.

References:

  • NGSSoftware Insight Security Research Advisory #NISR19082002B: Multiple Remote Buffer Overruns TOMAHAWKS' STEELARROW.
  • SteelArrow Web site: SteelArrow.
  • BID-4860: Tomahawk Technologies SteelArrow Web Application Server Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • BID-5494: Tomahawk Technologies SteelArrow Cookie HTTP Header Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • BID-5495: Tomahawk Technologies SteelArrow ARO File Request Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • BID-5496: Tomahawk Technologies SteelArrow Chunked Transfer Encoding Heap Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-1441: Multiple buffer overflows in Tomahawk SteelArrow before 4.5 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via (1) the Steelarrow Service (Steelarrow.exe) using a long UserIdent Cookie header, (2) DLLHOST.EXE (Steelarrow.dll) via a request for a long .aro file, or (3) DLLHOST.EXE via a Chunked Transfer-Encoding request.

Platforms Affected:

  • Tomahawk Technologies SteelArrow 4.1

Reported:

Aug 19, 2002

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