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Category:   Application (Security)  >   OPIE Vendors:   U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
OPIE Off-by-One Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024040
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-1938   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 27 2010
Impact:   Denial of service via network

Version(s): 2.4.1 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OPIE. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to an application that uses OPIE for authentication to trigger an off-by-one buffer overflow and cause the target application to crash.

It is possible that a remote user may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code.

Maksymilian Arciemowicz and Adam Zabrocki reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can the target application that uses OPIE to crash.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 27 2010 (FreeBSD Issues Fix) OPIE Off-by-One Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Deny Service
FreeBSD has issued a fix for FreeBSD 6.4, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.0, and 8.1.

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