Rafal Wojtczuk Libnids up to 1.17 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Rafal Wojtczuk Libnids up to 1.17 and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is some unknown processing. 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 weakness was released 10/27/2003 by Robert Watson with FreeBSD Team as not defined posting (Bugtraq). The advisory is shared for download at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2003-0850 since 10/10/2003. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 15247 (Debian DSA-410-1 : libnids - buffer overflow), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at libnids.sourceforge.net. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (13525), Vulnerability Center (SBV-25564) and Tenable (15247). vuldb.com is providing further details.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 15247
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-410-1 : libnids - buffer overflow
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OpenVAS ID: 53110
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 410-1 (libnids)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Patch: libnids.sourceforge.net


10/10/2003 🔍
10/27/2003 +17 days 🔍
10/29/2003 +2 days 🔍
11/17/2003 +19 days 🔍
11/17/2003 +0 days 🔍
01/06/2004 +50 days 🔍
09/29/2004 +267 days 🔍
04/28/2010 +2037 days 🔍
03/09/2021 +3968 days 🔍


Advisory: securityfocus.com [404 Not Found]
Researcher: Robert Watson
Organization: FreeBSD Team
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2003-0850 (🔍)
X-Force: 13525
Vulnerability Center: 25564 - libnids Prior to 1.18 Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability via an Overlarge TCP Packets, High
SecurityFocus: 8905
Secunia: 10543 - Debian update for libnids, Moderately Critical

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Created: 10/29/2003 04:13 PM
Updated: 03/09/2021 07:02 AM
Changes: 10/29/2003 04:13 PM (53), 10/08/2018 03:43 PM (30), 03/09/2021 07:02 AM (2)
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