Corsaire Security Advisory - Netopia Timbuktu remote buffer overflow issue
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To: <email@example.com> Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 17:50:49 -0000
-- Corsaire Security Advisory --
Title: Netopia Timbuktu remote buffer overflow issue
Application: Timbuktu v7.0.3
Environment: Mac OS X (10.1, 10.2, 10.3)
Author: Stephen de Vries [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Audience: General release
-- Scope --
The aim of this document is to define a vulnerability in the Timbuktu
product for Mac OS X, as supplied by Netopia , that allows a remote
attacker to crash the application and effectively deny service to
-- History --
Vendor notified: 27.08.04
Document released: 19.11.04
-- Overview --
The Timbuktu software is shipped as a client/server application that
allows remote users to access the desktop of a host system. The server
component of this application is vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow
vulnerability that, when exploited, causes the server process to crash.
-- Analysis --
The server process runs with root privileges on the host Mac OS X and
listens for client connections on TCP port 407. By making a number of
concurrent connections to this port and repeatedly sending a particular
string of data, a memory buffer is overwritten and the server process
-- Recommendations --
Upgrade to version v7.0.4 of the Timbuktu application.
-- CVE --
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the
name CAN-2004-0810 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in
the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org), which standardises names for
-- References --
-- Revision --
a. Initial release.
b. Minor detail revision.
-- Distribution --
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remains unaltered and in its original form.
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