Netsnap Webcam Software Remote Overflow

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2000-11-16T00:00:00


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-= Netsnap Webcam Software Remote Overflow =-

Release date: Thursday, November 16, 2000


Netsnap is a webcam software package for Win95/98/NT/2k which in addition to filming and picture taking allows the user to directly publish his/her footage to the web. To do this, Netsnap is equiped with its own HTTP-server.

Netsnap can be found on vendor Pelesoft's Netsnap site,


There's a problem in the handling of GET requests by named server. An unchecked buffer here can be overflowed by a string of approximately 342 bytes, effectively crashing the server and allowing the execution of arbitrary code.



After discussing this issue with the vendor, Pelesoft have released version 1.2.9 of their Netsnap software, which eliminates the problem. Users are encouraged to obtain the new version asap.


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