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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   (Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org>)
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   (jaguar@felinemenace.org)
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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