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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2357

Original release date: 05/21/2008
Last revised: 03/13/2009


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.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (06/25/2008)
This issue does not affect the versions of mtr as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or 5. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3, this issue can only be exploited if an attacker can convince victim to use mtr to trace path to or via the IP, for which an attacker controls PTR DNS records. Additionally, the victim must run mtr in "split mode" by providing -p or --split command line options. The Red Hat Security Response Team has therefore rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080519 Mtr - remote and local stack overflow - uncomment situation in libresolv.
External Source: XF
Name: mtr-splitredraw-bo(42535)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: ftp://ftp.bitwizard.nl/mtr/mtr-0.73.diff
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2558
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1587
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080521 Re: CVE request: mtr
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080521 Re: CVE request: mtr
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080521 Re: CVE request: mtr
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020046
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0175
External Source: BID
Name: 29290
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:176
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200806-01
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3903
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:014
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20080519 Mtr - remote and local stack overflow - uncomment situation in libresolv.

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.21
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.22
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.23
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.24
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.25
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.26
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.27
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.28
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.29
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.30
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.31
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.32
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.33
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.34
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.35
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.36
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.37
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.38
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.39
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.40
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.41
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.42
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.43
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.44
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.45
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.46
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.47
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.48
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.49
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.50
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.51
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.52
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.53
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.54
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.55
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.56
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.57
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.58
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.59
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.60
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.61
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.62
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.63
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.64
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.65
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.66
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.67
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.68
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.69
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.70
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.71
* cpe:/a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.72 and previous versions

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