H Peter Anvin tftp-hpa 5.0 memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in H Peter Anvin tftp-hpa 5.0. Affected is an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 07/22/2012 by Timo Warns as confirmed git commit (GIT Repository). The advisory is shared for download at git.kernel.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2011-2199 since 05/31/2011. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 75756 (openSUSE Security Update : tftp (openSUSE-SU-2011:0734-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 119353 (tftp-hpa FTP Server "utimeout" Option Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability).

Upgrading to version 5.0 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at git.kernel.org. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be patching the affected component.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 48411), X-Force (68197), Vulnerability Center (SBV-32107) and Tenable (75756).




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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

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 75756
Nessus Name: openSUSE Security Update : tftp (openSUSE-SU-2011:0734-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 71579
OpenVAS Name: Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 201206-12 (tftp-hpa)
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Upgrade: tftp-hpa 5.0
Patch: git.kernel.org


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Advisory: git.kernel.org
Researcher: Timo Warns
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2011-2199 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 48411 - tftp-hpa FTP Server 'utimeout' Option Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
X-Force: 68197
Vulnerability Center: 32107 - tftp-hpa FTP Server prior to 5.1 Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability via Crafted \x27utimeout\x27 Request, Critical


Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 03/25/2017 09:18 PM
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