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CVE-2008-2357 Detail

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  05/21/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2357
Original release date:
05/21/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.8 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; 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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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
ftp://ftp.bitwizard.nl/mtr/mtr-0.73.diff External Source CONFIRM ftp://ftp.bitwizard.nl/mtr/mtr-0.73.diff
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00001.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:014
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2008/May/0488.html Exploit External Source FULLDISC 20080519 Mtr - remote and local stack overflow - uncomment situation in libresolv.
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200806-01.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200806-01
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3903 External Source SREASON 3903
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0175 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0175
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1587 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1587
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:176 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:176
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/05/21/1 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080521 Re: CVE request: mtr
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/05/21/3 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080521 Re: CVE request: mtr
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/05/21/4 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080521 Re: CVE request: mtr
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/492260/100/0/threaded Exploit External Source BUGTRAQ 20080519 Mtr - remote and local stack overflow - uncomment situation in libresolv.
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29290 External Source BID 29290
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020046 External Source SECTRACK 1020046
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42535 External Source XF mtr-splitredraw-bo(42535)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2558 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2558

Technical Details

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Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.23:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.24:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.25:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.26:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.27:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.28:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.29:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.30:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.31:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.32:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.33:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.34:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.35:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.36:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.37:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.38:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.39:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.40:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.41:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.42:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.43:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.44:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.45:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.46:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.47:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.48:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.49:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.50:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.51:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.52:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.53:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.54:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.55:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.56:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.57:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.58:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.59:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.60:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.61:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.62:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.63:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.64:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.65:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.66:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.67:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.68:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.69:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.70:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:0.71:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:matt_kimball_and_roger_wolff:mtr:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 0.72

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