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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Tor Vendors:   tor.eff.org
Tor Heap Corruption Flaw May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021633
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021633
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0414   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 9 2009
Original Entry Date:  Jan 22 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 0.2.0.33
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Tor. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger a heap corruption error on some platforms and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system.

[Editor's note: The vendor did not confirm code execution. Third party reports have implied code execution.]

Ilja van Sprundel reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (0.2.0.33).
Vendor URL:  tor.eff.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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