CVE-2008-2357 Detail

Current 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.


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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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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://ftp.bitwizard.nl/mtr/mtr-0.73.diff
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00001.html
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2008/May/0488.html Exploit 
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200806-01.xml
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3903
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0175
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1587
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:176
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/05/21/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/05/21/3
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/05/21/4
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/492260/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29290
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020046
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42535
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2558

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2357
NVD Published Date:
05/21/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018
Source:
MITRE