ISC INN 1.4 up to 1.5.1 News Server memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in ISC INN 1.4 up to 1.5.1. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function of the component News Server. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 07/21/1997 by FIRST with Network Associates as not defined advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-1999-0247. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 10129 (INN < 1.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gain a shell remotely and running in the context remote.

Upgrading to version 1.7 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 1443), X-Force (623), Vulnerability Center (SBV-3305) and Tenable (10129). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 13782 and 14814.




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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 10129
Nessus Name: INN < 1.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Researcher: FIRST
Organization: Network Associates
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0247 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 1443 - INN News Server Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
X-Force: 623
Vulnerability Center: 3305 - Buffer Overflow in Nnrpd Program in INN &lt;= 1.6, High

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Created: 06/18/2014 03:47 PM
Updated: 05/18/2019 09:40 PM
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