ID CVE-2006-2200
Summary Stack-based buffer overflow in libmms, as used by (a) MiMMS 0.0.9 and (b) xine-lib 1.1.0 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via the (1) send_command, (2) string_utf16, (3) get_data, and (4) get_media_packet functions, and possibly other functions.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:mimms:mimms:0.0.9
    cpe:2.3:a:mimms:mimms:0.0.9
  • cpe:2.3:a:xine:xine-lib:1.1.0
    cpe:2.3:a:xine:xine-lib:1.1.0
CVSS
Base: 5.1 (as of 28-06-2006 - 13:11)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK HIGH NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_F6BFF9094A2611DBA4CC000A48049292.NASL
    description Mitre CVE reports : Stack-based buffer overflow in libmms, as used by (a) MiMMS 0.0.9 and (b) xine-lib 1.1.0 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via the (1) send_command, (2) string_utf16, (3) get_data, and (4) get_media_packet functions, and possibly other functions.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-19
    plugin id 22456
    published 2006-09-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22456
    title FreeBSD : libmms -- stack-based buffer overflow (f6bff909-4a26-11db-a4cc-000a48049292)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2006-117.NASL
    description Stack-based buffer overflow in MiMMS 0.0.9 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via the (1) send_command, (2) string_utf16, (3) get_data, and (4) get_media_packet functions, and possibly other functions. Libmms uses the same vulnerable code. Update : The previous update for libmms had an incorrect/incomplete patch. This update includes a more complete fix for the issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 22013
    published 2006-07-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22013
    title Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libmms (MDKSA-2006:117-1)
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_1B043693861711DB93B2000E35248AD7.NASL
    description The libxine development team reports that several vulnerabilities had been found in the libxine library. The first vulnerability is caused by improper checking of the src/input/libreal/real.c 'real_parse_sdp()' function. A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking an user to connect to a preparated server potentially causing a buffer overflow. Another buffer overflow had been found in the libmms library, potentially allowing a remote attacker to cause a denial of service vulnerability, and possible remote code execution through the following functions: send_command, string_utf16, get_data and get_media_packets. Other functions might be affected as well.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-19
    plugin id 23793
    published 2006-12-11
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=23793
    title FreeBSD : libxine -- multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities (1b043693-8617-11db-93b2-000e35248ad7)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-315-1.NASL
    description Matthias Hopf discovered several buffer overflows in libmms. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted remote multimedia stream with an application using libmms, a remote attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. The Xine library contains an embedded copy of libmms, and thus needs the same security update. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 27891
    published 2007-11-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=27891
    title Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : libmms, xine-lib vulnerabilities (USN-315-1)
  • NASL family Slackware Local Security Checks
    NASL id SLACKWARE_SSA_2006-357-05.NASL
    description New xine-lib packages are available for Slackware 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and 11.0 to fix security issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-09
    plugin id 24665
    published 2007-02-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=24665
    title Slackware 10.0 / 10.1 / 10.2 / 11.0 / 9.1 : xine-lib (SSA:2006-357-05)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-309-1.NASL
    description Several buffer overflows were found in libmms. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted remote multimedia stream with an application using libmms, a remote attacker could overwrite an arbitrary memory portion with zeros, thereby crashing the program. In Ubuntu 5.10, this affects the GStreamer MMS plugin (gstreamer0.8-mms). Other Ubuntu releases do not support this library. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-15
    plugin id 27884
    published 2007-11-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=27884
    title Ubuntu 5.10 : libmms vulnerability (USN-309-1)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-200607-07.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200607-07 (xine-lib: Buffer overflow) There is a stack based overflow in the libmms library included with xine-lib which can be triggered by malicious use of the send_command, string_utf16, get_data and get_media_packet functions. Impact : A remote attacker could design a malicious media file that would trigger the overflow, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-10
    plugin id 22083
    published 2006-07-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22083
    title GLSA-200607-07 : xine-lib: Buffer overflow
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2006-121.NASL
    description Stack-based buffer overflow in MiMMS 0.0.9 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via the (1) send_command, (2) string_utf16, (3) get_data, and (4) get_media_packet functions, and possibly other functions. Xine-lib contains an embedded copy of the same vulnerable code. The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 22042
    published 2006-07-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22042
    title Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xine-lib (MDKSA-2006:121)
refmap via4
bid 18608
confirm
gentoo GLSA-200607-07
mandriva
  • MDKSA-2006:117
  • MDKSA-2006:121
secunia
  • 20749
  • 20948
  • 20964
  • 21023
  • 21036
  • 21139
  • 23218
  • 23512
slackware SSA:2006-357-05
ubuntu
  • USN-309-1
  • USN-315-1
vupen ADV-2006-2487
Last major update 02-08-2011 - 00:00
Published 27-06-2006 - 21:45
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