Formatstring Vulnerability in decfingerd 0.7

From: isox (
Date: 06/25/02

Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 03:12:27 -0700
From: isox <>

Hello all,

I have no idea if this is the most current version of this application, I
found it while browsing packetstormsecurity earlier. For all I know it may
not even be kept current anymore.

Anyhow... bad call to syslog() is the culprit. I'm to lazy to code an
exploit for this at the moment but it should be fairly trivial to do if
anyone is interested in the task:

Culprit code: decfingerd.c

int main(void):
         char input[20], message[100];

         fgets(input, sizeof(input), stdin);

         sprintf(message, "Client %s requested info for %s\n", remoteIP,
         syslog(0, message, sizeof(message));

Have a good one,