Stefan Frings SMS Server Tools up to 1.14.8 Logging memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Stefan Frings SMS Server Tools up to 1.14.8. This issue affects the function Logging of the component Logging. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Format string vulnerability in the logging code of SMS Server Tools (smstools) 1.14.8 and earlier allows local users to execute arbitrary code via unspecified attack vectors.

The weakness was presented 01/09/2006 by Ulf Harnhammar with Debian (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2006-0083 since 01/04/2006. The exploitation is known to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 22796 (Debian DSA-930-2 : smstools - format string attack), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (24034), Vulnerability Center (SBV-15752) and Tenable (22796).




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

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Nessus ID: 22796
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-930-2 : smstools - format string attack
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OpenVAS ID: 56114
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 930-2 (smstools)
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Advisory: [404 Not Found]
Researcher: Ulf Harnhammar
Organization: Debian
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2006-0083 (🔍)
X-Force: 24034
Vulnerability Center: 15752 - SMS Server Tools Format String Vulnerability Allows Code Execution with Root Privileges, High
SecurityFocus: 16188 - Stefan Frings SMS Server Tools Local Format String Vulnerability
Secunia: 18343 - SMS Server Tools Logging Format String Vulnerability, Less Critical
OSVDB: 22287 - SMS Server Tools Logging Function Local Format String


Created: 03/12/2015 11:11 AM
Updated: 07/07/2021 01:17 PM
Changes: 03/12/2015 11:11 AM (64), 12/30/2016 11:22 AM (13), 07/07/2021 01:17 PM (3)
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