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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   rlpr Vendors:   Memishian, Peter
rlpr Format String and Buffer Overflow Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1010545
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1010545
CVE Reference:   CAN-2004-0393, CAN-2004-0454   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 20 2004
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via local system, User access via network

Version(s): 2.04
Description:   Some vulnerabilities were reported in rlpr. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system. A local user can gain root privileges.

Debian reported that jaguar@felinemenace.org discovered a format string vulnerability in rlpr in the msg() function due to a syslog(3) call made without the proper format string specifier [CVE: CAN-2004-0393].

Debian also reported that a buffer overflow was discovered in the msg() function when the above mentioned format string flaw was being investigated [CVE: CAN-2004-0454].

A remote user can execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the rlprd process. A local user can execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the rlprd process.

A local user can execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

Solution:   No upstream solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  truffula.com/rlpr/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error, Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jun 20 2004 (Debian Issues Fix) rlpr Format String and Buffer Overflow Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Local Users Gain Root Privileges
Debian has released a fix.
Jun 25 2004 (Exploit is Available) rlpr Format String and Buffer Overflow Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Local Users Gain Root Privileges
Some demonstration exploit code is available.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Sun, 20 Jun 2004 01:38:47 -0400
Subject:  CAN-2004-0393, CAN-2004-0454


CVE: CAN-2004-0393, CAN-2004-0454

Debian reported that jaguar@felinemenace.org discovered a format string vulnerability in 
rlpr in the msg() function due to a syslog(3) call made without the proper format string 
specifier [CVE: CAN-2004-0393].

Debian also reported that a buffer overflow was discovered in the msg() function when the 
above mentioned format string flaw was being investigated [CVE: CAN-2004-0454].

A remote user can execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the rlprd process.  A 
local user can execute arbitrary code with root privileges.


 
 


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