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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Firefly Media Server Vendors:
Firefly Media Server Integer Overflow in ws_getpostvars() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019908
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1771   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 21 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Firefly Media Server. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send an HTTP POST request with a specially crafted Content-Length value to trigger an integer overflow in ws_getpostvars() and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

Nico Golde reported this vulnerability.

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

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

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