Navigation Bar Top Applications Support Documentation Vendors Search Index Top Top

newspost -- server response buffer overflow vulnerability


The newspost program uses a function named socket_getline to read server responses from the network socket. Unfortunately this function does not check the length of the buffer in which the read data is stored and only stops reading when a newline character is found.

A malicious NNTP server could use this bug to cause a buffer overflow by sending an overly long response. Such an overflow allows arbitrary code to be executed, with the privileges of the newspost process, on the affected systems.



portaudit: newspost -- server response buffer overflow vulnerability

Disclaimer: The data contained on this page is derived from the VuXML document, please refer to the the original document for copyright information. The author of portaudit makes no claim of authorship or ownership of any of the information contained herein.

If you have found a vulnerability in a FreeBSD port not listed in the database, please contact the FreeBSD Security Officer. Refer to "FreeBSD Security Information" for more information.

Oliver Eikemeier <>