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Fake Identd Client Query Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Buffer overflow

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

10 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

This host is running Fake Identd server and is prone to buffer overflow vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The identd server fails to handle a specially crafted long request that is split into multiple packets, which allows remote attackers to cause a buffer overflow.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Tomi Ollila Fake Identd version 0.9 through 1.4

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Fake Identd version 1.5 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)