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TPTEST: Arbitrary code execution

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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

Synopsis

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

2.  Impact Information

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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



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