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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Ettercap Vendors:   ettercap.sourceforge.net
Ettercap Format String Flaw in curses_msg() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014084
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1014084
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 31 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 0.7.3
Description:   A format string vulnerability was reported in Ettercap. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The curses_msg() function in 'ec_curses.c' makes a call to the wdg_scroll_print() function based on user-supplied input without providing the proper format string specifier. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (0.7.3), available at:

http://ettercap.sourceforge.net/download.php

Vendor URL:  ettercap.sourceforge.net/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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