ERNW Security Advisory 01-2006
Buffer Overflow in Algorithmic Researchs PrivateWire Online Registration Facility
Author: Michael Thumann <mthumann[at]ernw.de> Homepage: http://www.ernw.de
Summary: The Online Registration Facility of Algorithmic Research PrivateWire VPN Software doesn't do proper bounds checking handling normal GET requests. Sending an overlong page or script name, it causes a buffer overflow and an attacker can control the EIP to run arbitrary code on the victims machine.
Severity : Critical
Products affected All Versions of the PrivateWire Gateway Software up to version 3.7
Patch Availability : A patch is available from the vendor www.arx.com
Details The follwoing request causes PrivateWire to crash:
GET /AAAAAA.....AAAA with 8160 As
Solution Contact the vendor and install the patch.
Time-Line 19 Dec 2005: Vulnerability reported to vendor 21 Dec 2005: Telephone conference with vendor 04 Apr 2006: Patch available 26 June 2006: Public Disclosure
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