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SUSE Linux Security Vulnerability: CVE-2008-2357

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SUSE Linux Security Vulnerability: CVE-2008-2357

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
05/21/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/17/2015
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

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.

Solution(s)

  • suse-upgrade-mtr
  • suse-upgrade-mtr-gtk
  • suse-upgrade-suse-release

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