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ISC InterNetNews (INN) contains buffer overflow in ARTpost() function

Vulnerability Note VU#759020

Original Release Date: 2004-01-15 | Last Revised: 2004-01-16

Overview

The Internet Software Consortium's (ISC) InterNetNews (INN) is a Usenet application. A vulnerability in INN may permit a remote attacker to compromise the system.

Description

Version 2.4.0 of ISC's InterNetNews package contains a Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) server that contains a buffer overflow condition. Versions 2.3.x and prior are not vulnerable to this issue. The vulnerability is in the code that processes control messages, specifically the ARTpost() function.

Impact

Exploitation of this vulnerability could permit a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable server with the privileges of the innd process.

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.4.1.

Vendor Information

759020
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Internet Software Consortium

Updated:  January 15, 2004

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

This vulnerability was introduced in version 2.4.0 and is resolved in version 2.4.1.

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CVSS Metrics

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

References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Russ Allbery for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 17.72
Date Public: 2004-01-07
Date First Published: 2004-01-15
Date Last Updated: 2004-01-16 14:29 UTC
Document Revision: 16

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