Re: Microsoft FTP Client Multiple Bufferoverflow Vulnerability

From: Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu
To: 3APA3A <3APA3A@SECURITY.NNOV.RU>
Cc: Rajesh Sethumadhavan <rajesh.sethumadhavan@yahoo.com>,bugtraq@securityfocus.com
Subject: Re: Microsoft FTP Client Multiple Bufferoverflow Vulnerability
Date:


On Thu, 29 Nov 2007 14:46:06 +0300, 3APA3A said:
>  In  order to exploit this vulnerability you need to force victim to run
>  attacker-supplied   BAT   file.   It's   like   forcing   user  to  run
>  attacker-supplied  .sh script under Unix.

And oddly enough, the *very next mail* from Bugtraq said:

> FreeBSD-SA-07:10.gtar                                       Security Advisory
>                                                           The FreeBSD Project

> Topic:          gtar directory traversal vulnerability
...
> III. Impact

> An attacker who can convince an user to extract a specially crafted
> archive can overwrite arbitrary files with the permissions of the user
> running gtar.  If that user is root, the attacker can overwrite any
> file on the system.

Apparently, somebody at FreeBSD thinks "can be exploited if you trick the
user into doing something" is a valid attack vector.






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