||Multiple buffer overflows in htpasswd, as used in Acme thttpd 2.25b, and possibly other products such as Apache, might allow local users to gain privileges via (1) a long command line argument and (2) a long line in a file. NOTE: since htpasswd is normally installed as a non-setuid program, and the exploit is through command line options, perhaps this issue should not be included in CVE. However, if there are some typical or recommended configurations that use htpasswd with sudo privileges, or common products that access htpasswd remotely, then perhaps it should be included.
|Base: ||7.2 (as of 09-03-2006 - 08:47)|
|NASL family||Web Servers |
|NASL id||ACME_THTTPD_2_26.NASL |
|description||According to its banner, the version of Acme thttpd server running
on the remote host is prior to 2.26. It is, therefore, affected by
multiple vulnerabilities :
- Multiple buffer overflow conditions exist in the
htpasswd utility. A local attacker can exploit these,
by calling htpasswd and supplying arbitrary commands
along with a username to be added to the password file,
to bypass required authentication and execute arbitrary
programs with elevated privileges. (CVE-2006-1078)
- A flaw exists in htpasswd that allows a local attacker
to gain privileges via shell metacharacters in a command
line argument, which can then be used to execute other
- An unspecified flaw exists that allows a local attacker
to create or touch arbitrary files via a symlink attack
on the start_thttpd temporary file. (CVE-2006-4248)
Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead
relied only on the application's self-reported version number. |
|last seen||2019-01-16 |
|plugin id||97144 |
|title||Acme thttpd < 2.26 Multiple Vulnerabilities |
- 20041029 Re: local buffer overflow in htpasswd for apache 1.3.31 not fixed in .33?
- 20060305 htpasswd bufferoverflow and command execution in thttpd-2.25b.
- 20040916 FlowSecurity.org: Local Stack Overflow on htpasswd apache 1.3.31 advsory.
- 20041029 Apache 1.3.33 local buffer overflow in apache 1.3.31 not fixed in .33?
- 20070102 Apache 1.3.37 htpasswd buffer overflow vulnerability
- [thttpd] 20060305 Re: htpasswd.c security issues
- [thttpd] 20060305 htpasswd.c security issues
|Last major update
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||08-03-2006 - 19:02
||18-10-2018 - 12:30