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NNTP password overflow

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Gain a shell remotely

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

16 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

OpenVAS was able to crash the remote NNTP server by sending a too long password. This flaw is probably a buffer overflow and might be exploitable to run arbitrary code on this machine.

Solution

Solution

Apply the latest patches from your vendor or use a safer software.