Re: OpenVMS fingerd remote stack overflow

From: Tim Newsham <newsham@lava.net>
To: Alexander Sotirov <alex@sotirov.net>
Cc: bugtraq@securityfocus.com
Subject: Re: OpenVMS fingerd remote stack overflow
Date:


> On Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 12:08:53AM +0100, Shaun Colley wrote:
>> The MultiNet finger service runs on port 79 by default (like other finger
>> servers) and takes a username to query.  A long string (~250+ or so bytes)
>> will cause a stack overflow, giving control of a saved return address and
>> hence the program counter (PC).
>
> Hahahaha, welcome to 1988!

Old software can be so much fun.

   http://minnie.tuhs.org/pipermail/unix-jun72/2008-May/000126.html
   http://minnie.tuhs.org/pipermail/unix-jun72/2008-May/000250.html

> Alex

Tim Newsham
http://www.thenewsh.com/~newsham/





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