CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2008-1401

Use of Externally-Controlled Format String

Published: Mar 20, 2008 | Modified: Oct 11, 2018
CVSS 3.x
N/A
Source:
NVD
CVSS 2.x
4.3 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

Format string vulnerability in the Net Inspector HTTP server (mghttpd) in MG-SOFT Net Inspector 6.5.0.828 and earlier for Windows allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in the URI, which is recorded in a log file.

Weakness

The software uses a function that accepts a format string as an argument, but the format string originates from an external source.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Net_inspector Mg-soft * windows

Extended Description

When an attacker can modify an externally-controlled format string, this can lead to buffer overflows, denial of service, or data representation problems. It should be noted that in some circumstances, such as internationalization, the set of format strings is externally controlled by design. If the source of these format strings is trusted (e.g. only contained in library files that are only modifiable by the system administrator), then the external control might not itself pose a vulnerability.

Potential Mitigations

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