[Full-Disclosure] MondoSoft - MsmHigh.exe - Denial of Service

From: Uffe Nielsen (uni_at_protego.dk)
Date: 04/02/04

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    To: "Uffe Nielsen" <uni@protego.dk>
    Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 13:25:50 +0200
    
    

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    Topic: MondoSoft - MsmHigh.exe - Denial of Service
    Application : MondoSearch versions prior to 5.1b
    Author: Dennis Rand (dra at protego.dk)
    Advisory URL: http://www.protego.dk/advisories/200402.html
    Vendor Name: MondoSoft
    Vendor URL: http://www.mondosoft.com
    Vendor contacted: 26. Mar. 2004
    Public release: 2. Apr. 2004

    Problem:
    MondoSearch is web site search engine made by MondoSoft.

    One of the files installed with the MondoSoft search engine can be used
    perform a Denial of Service attack on the vulnerable system, making the
    webserver unable to serve other requests.

    Details:
    The vulnerability occurs when the MsmHigh.exe is called multiple times. The
    MondoSoft software will load a new instance of the file each time it is
    requested which will eventually consume all memory on the vulnerable system.

    Impact:
    The may allow an attacker to perform a Denial of Service attack.

    Corrective actions:
    MondoSoft has released a patch for this issue.
    http://www.mondosoft.com/security

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