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TPTEST: Arbitrary code execution


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201310-16 / tptest
Release Date October 26, 2013
Latest Revision October 26, 2013: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-analyzer/tptest < 3.1.7-r2 >= 3.1.7-r2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #261191


Two buffer overflow vulnerabilities in TPTEST may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.

2.  Impact Information


TPTEST is a tool to measure the speed of a user’s Internet connection.


The GetStatsFromLine() function in TPTEST is vulnerable to buffer overflows from STATS lines with long email and pwd fields.


A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted STATS line, possibly resulting in arbitrary code execution or a Denial of Service condition.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All TPTEST users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/tptest-3.1.7-r2"

4.  References


Page updated October 26, 2013

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