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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2357

Stack-based buffer overflow in the split_redraw function in split.c in mtr before 0.73, when invoked with the -p (aka --split) option, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted DNS PTR record. NOTE: it could be argued that this is a vulnerability in the ns_name_ntop function in resolv/ns_name.c in glibc and the proper fix should be in glibc; if so, then this should not be treated as a vulnerability in mtr.
Publish Date : 2008-05-21 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.8
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

This issue does not affect the versions of mtr as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or 5. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3, this issue can only be exploited if an attacker can convince victim to use mtr to trace path to or via the IP, for which an attacker controls PTR DNS records. Additionally, the victim must run mtr in "split mode" by providing -p or --split command line options. The Red Hat Security Response Team has therefore rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-2357 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20082357 unix
DSA-1587 mtr -- buffer overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7244 unix
DSA-1587-1 mtr - execution of arbitrary code oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20385 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-2357

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.26 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.29 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.30 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.31 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.33 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.34 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.35 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.36 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.37 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.38 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.39 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.40 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.41 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.42 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.43 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.44 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.45 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.46 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.47 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.48 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.49 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.50 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.51 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.52 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.53 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.54 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.55 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.56 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.57 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.58 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.59 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.60 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.61 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.62 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.63 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.65 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.66 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.67 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.68 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.69 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.70 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.71 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 Application Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 0.72 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Matt Kimball And Roger Wolff MTR 52

- References For CVE-2008-2357

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42535
XF mtr-splitredraw-bo(42535)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2558 CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29290
BID 29290 mtr 'split.c' Remote Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2008-08-25
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020046
SECTRACK 1020046
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0175 CONFIRM
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1587
DEBIAN DSA-1587
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:176
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:176
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/05/21/1
MLIST [oss-security] 20080521 Re: CVE request: mtr
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/05/21/3
MLIST [oss-security] 20080521 Re: CVE request: mtr
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/492260/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20080519 Mtr - remote and local stack overflow - uncomment situation in libresolv.
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/05/21/4
MLIST [oss-security] 20080521 Re: CVE request: mtr
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200806-01.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200806-01
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3903
SREASON 3903
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00001.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:014
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2008/May/0488.html
FULLDISC 20080519 Mtr - remote and local stack overflow - uncomment situation in libresolv.
ftp://ftp.bitwizard.nl/mtr/mtr-0.73.diff CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2357

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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