SECURITY.NNOV: multiple vulnerabilities in JanaServer

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2002-07-26T00:00:00


Title: Multiple vulnerabilities in JanaServer Author: ZARAZA <> Date: July, 22 2002 Affected: JanaServer 2.2.1 and prior JanaServer 1.46 and prior Vendor: Thomas Hauck <> Risk: High (critical if some services, for example HTTP, are available from public interface) Remote: yes Exploitable: yes Vendor notified: July, 18 2002 Product URL: SECURITY.NNOV URL: Advanced info:

I. Introduction:

Janaserver is Internet gateway software for Windows platform can act as HTTP/FTP/NEWS/SNTP server, SOCKS4/SOCKS5/HTTP/FTP/TELNET/Real Audio proxy, E-mail gateway and port mapper. JanaServer up to 1.46 was freeware, JanaServer 2.0 and above is shareware, it's intensively used in SOHO networks. Under NT platforms it runs as a service with system privileges.

II. Details:

8 vulnerabilities were identified:

  1. HTTP server buffer overflow.

GET / HTTP/[buffer].0

causes overflow in logging component

  1. HTTP proxy buffer overflow

Same overflow in HTTP proxy server running on TCP/3128.

  1. Socks5 Username/Password/Hostname signed/unsigned buffer overflow

Username, password or hostname in SOCKS5 request longer than 127 characters cause buffer overflow because of invalid usage of signed variable.

  1. POP3 gateway buffer overflow.

oversized reply of POP3 server

+OK [buffer]

causes buffer overflow in logging component.

  1. SMTP gateway buffer overflow

same overflow in SMTP server response:

nnn [buffer]

  1. FTP server PASV system-wide DoS

On FTP PASV command server allocates TCP port without closing previously allocated port. In makes it possible to consume all TCP ports available in system.

  1. POP3 username/password bruteforce

POP3 gateway gives different diagnostics for valid and invalid username and allows unlimited number of authentication attempts. It makes it easy to bruteforce username/password.

  1. POP3 array index overrun (JanaServer <= 1.46)

During mailbox commands there is no check message index is valid. For example

RETR 1000000 or DELE 1000000

will cause server to crash. JanaServer 2.2.1 is not vulnerable.

III. Workarounds:

  1. Disable HTTP logging
  2. Disable HTTP proxy logging
  3. Disable socks proxy 4,5. Edit Texte.dat file, replace all occurrences of "%s" to "%.255s" in lines numbered from 300 to 455.
  4. Disable FTP server 7,8 Disable mail gateway

IV. Vendor and solution:

Vendor was informed on July, 18 2002. Vendor claims all bugs are fixed. No reply from vendor since July, 19 2002. There is no information about fixed version available on product's site.

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