ID CVE-2016-8863
Summary Heap-based buffer overflow in the create_url_list function in gena/gena_device.c in Portable UPnP SDK (aka libupnp) before 1.6.21 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a valid URI followed by an invalid one in the CALLBACK header of an SUBSCRIBE request.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:libupnp_project:libupnp:1.6.20
    cpe:2.3:a:libupnp_project:libupnp:1.6.20
  • Debian Linux 8.0 (Jessie)
    cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0
CVSS
Base: 7.5 (as of 07-03-2017 - 13:53)
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 LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2017-3BD0B2E2C0.NASL
    description - miniserver: fix binding to ipv6 link-local addresses - Fix out-of-bound access in create_url_list() (CVE-2016-8863) - If the error or info log files can not be created, use stderr and stdout instead. - SF Bug Tracker #132 CVE-2016-6255: write files via POST Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2017-03-27
    plugin id 97702
    published 2017-03-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=97702
    title Fedora 24 : libupnp (2017-3bd0b2e2c0)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201701-52.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-52 (libupnp: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libupnp. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : A remote attack could arbitrarily write files to a users file system, cause a Denial of Service condition, or execute arbitrary code. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2017-03-27
    plugin id 96687
    published 2017-01-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=96687
    title GLSA-201701-52 : libupnp: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-3736.NASL
    description Two vulnerabilities were discovered in libupnp, a portable SDK for UPnP devices. - CVE-2016-6255 Matthew Garret discovered that libupnp by default allows any user to write to the filesystem of the host running a libupnp-based server application. - CVE-2016-8863 Scott Tenaglia discovered a heap buffer overflow vulnerability, that can lead to denial of service or remote code execution.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 96015
    published 2016-12-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=96015
    title Debian DSA-3736-1 : libupnp - security update
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DLA-748.NASL
    description Scott Tenaglia discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in libupnp4, a portable SDK for UPnP Devices. That can lead to denial of service or remote code execution. For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1.8.0~svn20100507-1.2+deb7u1. We recommend that you upgrade your libupnp4 packages. NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA 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 2018-07-10
    plugin id 96009
    published 2016-12-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=96009
    title Debian DLA-748-1 : libupnp4 security update
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_244C8288CC4A11E6A475BCAEC524BF84.NASL
    description Matthew Garett reports : Reported this to upstream 8 months ago without response, so: libupnp's default behaviour allows anyone to write to your filesystem. Seriously. Find a device running a libupnp based server (Shodan says there's rather a lot), and POST a file to /testfile. Then GET /testfile ... and yeah if the server is running as root (it is) and is using / as the web root (probably not, but maybe) this gives full host fs access. Scott Tenaglia reports : There is a heap buffer overflow vulnerability in the create_url_list function in upnp/src/gena/gena_device.c.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 96163
    published 2016-12-28
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=96163
    title FreeBSD : upnp -- multiple vulnerabilities (244c8288-cc4a-11e6-a475-bcaec524bf84)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2017-650.NASL
    description This update to libupnp 1.6.21 fixes the following security issues : - various string handling issues (bsc#898167) - CVE-2016-8863: out-of-bounds access (bsc#1006256) - CVE-2016-6255: fix for file write via POST (bsc#989948)
    last seen 2018-09-02
    modified 2017-06-05
    plugin id 100612
    published 2017-06-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=100612
    title openSUSE Security Update : libupnp (openSUSE-2017-650)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2017-2C29702300.NASL
    description - miniserver: fix binding to ipv6 link-local addresses - Fix out-of-bound access in create_url_list() (CVE-2016-8863) - If the error or info log files can not be created, use stderr and stdout instead. - SF Bug Tracker #132 CVE-2016-6255: write files via POST Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2017-03-27
    plugin id 97674
    published 2017-03-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=97674
    title Fedora 25 : libupnp (2017-2c29702300)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2017-23535A31F8.NASL
    description - miniserver: fix binding to ipv6 link-local addresses - Fix out-of-bound access in create_url_list() (CVE-2016-8863) - If the error or info log files can not be created, use stderr and stdout instead. - SF Bug Tracker #132 CVE-2016-6255: write files via POST Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2017-07-17
    plugin id 101590
    published 2017-07-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=101590
    title Fedora 26 : libupnp (2017-23535a31f8)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DLA-747.NASL
    description Scott Tenaglia discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in libupnp, a portable SDK for UPnP Devices. That can lead to denial of service or remote code execution. For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1:1.6.17-1.2+deb7u2. We recommend that you upgrade your libupnp packages. NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA 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 2018-07-10
    plugin id 96008
    published 2016-12-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=96008
    title Debian DLA-747-1 : libupnp security update
refmap via4
bid 92849
confirm
debian DSA-3736
gentoo GLSA-201701-52
misc https://www.tenable.com/security/research/tra-2017-10
Last major update 08-03-2017 - 21:59
Published 07-03-2017 - 11:59
Last modified 02-11-2017 - 21:29
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