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From: lwc at vapid.ath.cx (Larry Cashdollar)
Subject: Re: local buffer overflow in htpasswd for apache 1.3.31 not fixed in .33?

Read the first post by Luiz.   This is only applicable if your running
apache chrooted and htpasswd is part of that chrooted environment.

On Fri, Oct 29, 2004 at 11:53:16PM +0200, Andr? Malo wrote:
> * Larry Cashdollar <lwc@...id.ath.cx> wrote:
> 
> > This was posted on the full-disclosure list sept 16 2004 by
> > Luiz Fernando.
> > 
> > http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2004-09/0547.html
> > 
> > The nessus check for this vulnerability recommends upgrading to
> > Apache version 1.3.32:
> > 
> > http://cgi.nessus.org/plugins/dump.php3?id=14771
> > 
> > But in Apache 1.3.33:
> > 
> > lachoy# grep strcpy /install/src/apache_1.3.33/src/support/htpasswd.c
> >     strcpy(record, user);
> >         strcpy(pwfilename, argv[i]);
> >     strcpy(user, argv[i + 1]);
> >         strcpy(password, argv[i + 2]);
> >             strcpy(scratch, line);
> > 
> > It is still vulnerable.
> 
> If you start htpasswd from a shell and you exploit some kind of buffer
> overflow, you get ... a shell?. Wow!
> 
> Whoever runs htpasswd setuid is darn silly. The httpd developers, the docs and
> commonsense tell, that the program is just not designed for such an intention.
> 
> Or in other words, take any program that's not designed for being run setuid
> and you'll find a "vulnerability" (e.g. with malloc debug environment
> variables or the like).
> 
> Sorry, I can't see a security vulnerability here.
> 
> nd
> -- 
> > [...] wei? jemand zuf?llig, was der Tag DIV ausgeschrieben bedeutet?
> DIVerses. Benannt nach all dem unstrukturierten Zeug, was die Leute da
> so reinpacken und dann absolut positionieren ...
>                            -- Florian Hartig und Lars Kasper in dciwam


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