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simpleproxy format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#139421

Original Release Date: 2005-09-02 | Last Revised: 2005-10-10

Overview

A format string vulnerability in the simpleproxy TCP proxy may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

simpleproxy, a basic open source TCP proxy, contains a format string vulnerability in an unspecified HTTP proxy request handling routine. If a remote attacker sends simpleproxy a specially crafted HTTP request, they may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Impact

A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the simpleproxy process.

Solution

Upgrade

Upgrading to simpleproxy version 3.4 corrects this problem.

Vendor Information

139421
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Debian Linux

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 3.2-3sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 3.2-4.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

simpleproxy

Updated:  September 01, 2005

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

From simpleproxy version 3.4 ChangeLog:

2005-08-22  Vadim Zaliva  <lord@zembla.local>

        * simpleproxy.c (log): Patch from Ulf Harnhammar
        <metaur@telia.com> to avoid security vulnerability which could
        have been exploited through replies from remote HTTP proxies.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Apple Computer, Inc.

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  October 10, 2005

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

Mac OS X does not ship with simpleproxy.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

OpenWall Linux

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 06, 2005

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

Openwall GNU/*/Linux is not vulnerable. We do not package simpleproxy.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 06, 2005

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Conectiva Inc.

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Cray, Inc.

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

EMC, Inc. (formerly Data General Corporation)

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Engarde Secure Linux

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

F5 Networks, Inc.

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

FreeBSD, Inc.

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Fujitsu Limited

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Hewlett-Packard Company

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Hitachi Internetworking

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

IBM Corporation

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

IBM Corporation (zseries)

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

IBM eServer

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Immunix Communications, Inc.

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Ingrian, Inc.

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Mandriva, Inc.

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Microsoft Corporation

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

MontaVista Software

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

NEC

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

NetBSD

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Novell

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

OpenBSD

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

QNX, Software Systems, Inc.

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Red Hat Software, Inc.

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Sequent Computer Systems, Inc.

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Silicon Graphics, Inc.

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Sony Corporation

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

SuSe

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

The SCO Group (SCO Linux)

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

The SCO Group (SCO UnixWare)

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Turbolinux

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

UNISYS

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Wind River Systems

Notified:  September 02, 2005 Updated:  September 02, 2005

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported by Ulf Harnhammar

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2005-1857
Severity Metric: 5.84
Date Public: 2005-08-26
Date First Published: 2005-09-02
Date Last Updated: 2005-10-10 17:31 UTC
Document Revision: 19

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