TPTEST: Arbitrary code execution — GLSA 201310-16

Two buffer overflow vulnerabilities in TPTEST may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

net-analyzer/tptest on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.1.7-r2
Unaffected versions >= 3.1.7-r2

Background

TPTEST is a tool to measure the speed of a user’s Internet connection.

Description

The GetStatsFromLine() function in TPTEST is vulnerable to buffer overflows from STATS lines with long email and pwd fields.

Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted STATS line, possibly resulting in arbitrary code execution or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All TPTEST users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/tptest-3.1.7-r2"
 

References

Release Date
October 26, 2013

Latest Revision
October 26, 2013: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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