SecurityTracker.com
    Home    |    View Topics    |    Search    |    Contact Us    |   

SecurityTracker
Archives


 


Category:   Application (Generic)  >   ncompress Vendors:   [Multiple Authors/Vendors]
ncompress Buffer Overflow in decompress() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016836
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016836
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1168   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 13 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network

Version(s): 4.2.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in ncompress. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A user can create specially crafted data that, when processed using ncompress, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The decompress() function in 'compress42.c' is affected.

Tavis Ormandy, Google Security Team, discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create data that, when processed by the target application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   No upstream 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.
Sep 13 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) ncompress Buffer Overflow in decompress() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.



 Source Message Contents



[Original Message Not Available for Viewing]


Go to the Top of This SecurityTracker Archive Page





Home   |    View Topics   |    Search   |    Contact Us

This web site uses cookies for web analytics. Learn More

Copyright 2019, SecurityGlobal.net LLC