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<title>mtr: Stack-based buffer overflow</title>
A stack-based buffer overflow was found in mtr, possibly resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code.
<product type="ebuild">mtr</product>
<announced>June 03, 2008</announced>
<revised>June 03, 2008: 01</revised>
<package name="net-analyzer/mtr" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.73-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.73-r1</vulnerable>
mtr combines the functionality of the 'traceroute' and 'ping' programs
in a single network diagnostic tool.
Adam Zabrocki reported a boundary error within the split_redraw()
function in the file split.c, possibly leading to a stack-based buffer
<impact type="high">
A remote attacker could use a specially crafted resolved hostname to
execute arbitrary code with root privileges. However, it is required
that the attacker controls the DNS server used by the victim, and that
the "-p" (or "--split") command line option is used.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All mtr users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-analyzer/mtr-0.73-r1&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2008-2357</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Mon, 26 May 2008 19:29:01 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 27 May 2008 21:17:06 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 02 Jun 2008 21:28:08 +0000">