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Ultraseek 3.1.x Remote DoS Vulnerability
From: USSR Labs <labs () USSRBACK COM>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 01:57:33 -0800

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Ultraseek 3.1.x Remote DoS Vulnerability

USSR Advisory Code:  USSR-2000056

Public Disclosure Date:
October 30, 2000

Vendors Affected:

Ultraseek Corporation.
http://www.ultraseek.com.


Systems Affected:
Ultraseek 3.1 (Sun Solaris)
Ultraseek 3.1 (Microsoft Windows NT)
Ultraseek 3.1 (Linux)
Ultraseek 3.1 (HP-UX)

Ultraseek 3.1.10 (Sun Solaris)
Ultraseek 3.1.10 (Microsoft Windows NT)
Ultraseek 3.1.10 (Linux)
Ultraseek 3.1.10 (HP-UX)

and possibly others.


Problem:
The USSR Team has found problem with the Ultraseek Search engine. The
Ultraseek Search engine is vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack.

Upon connecting to the search engine, which by default runs on port
8765, it is possible to pass a malformed URL to the engine that will
cause the process to stop responding to valid requests.


SPECIAL NOTE: That we take no responsibility for the given example.
It
is for educational purposes only.

Example:

http://ServerIP:8765/index.html?&col=&ht=0&qs=&qc=&pw=100%25&ws=0&nh=1
0&lk=1 &rf=0&si=1&si=1&ql=../../../index


Vendor Status:
Informed: Wednesday, October 11, 2000 1:34 PM
Contacted: Wednesday, October 11, 2000 2:14 PM
Patch Available: October 23, 2000


Fix:
Sun Solaris

Inktomi Search 4.0 for the Sun Solaris platform is available at:

ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-solaris-
4.0.0.tar.Z
ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-solaris-
4.0.0.tar.gz

Additional European language support for Solaris is available at:

ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-solaris-
4.0.0-language.tar.Z
ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-solaris-
4.0.0-language.tar.gz

Additional Asian language support for Solaris is available at:

ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-solaris-
4.0.0-cjk.tar.Z
ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-solaris-
4.0.0-cjk.tar.gz

Additional postscript support for Solaris is available at:

ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-solaris-
4.0.0-postscript.tar.Z
ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-solaris-
4.0.0-postscript.tar.gz

z3950 support for Solaris is available at:

ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-solaris-
4.0.0-z3950.tar.Z
ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-solaris-
4.0.0-z3950.tar.gz

40-bit SSL spidering support for Solaris is available at:

ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-solaris-
4.0.0-ssl-export.tar.Z
ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-solaris-
4.0.0-ssl-export.tar.gz

128-bit SSL spidering support is also available.  Contact your sales
representative for download information.


Microsoft Windows NT
To install Inktomi Search 4.0 for Microsoft Windows NT, simply
download the latest version by saving it to your Desktop:

ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-winnt-4.
0.0.exe

Then, unpack the files by double-clicking the Inktomi icon on your
desktop.
Follow the instructions to complete the installation.

Additional European language support is available for Windows NT at:

ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-winnt-4.
0.0-language.exe

Additional Asian language support is available for Windows NT at:

ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-winnt-4.
0.0-cjk.exe

Additional postscript support is available for Windows NT at:

ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-winnt-4.
0.0-postscript.exe

40-bit SSL spidering support for Windows NT is available at:

ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-winnt-4.
0.0-ssl-export.exe

128-bit SSL spidering support is also available.  Contact your sales
representative for download information.


Linux

Inktomi Search 4.0 for the Linux platform is available at:

ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-linux-4.
0.0.i386.rpm
ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-linux-4.
0.0.tar.gz

Additional European language support is available for Linux at:

ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-linux-4.
0.0-language.i386.rpm
ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-linux-4.
0.0-language.tar.gz

Additional Asian language support is available for Linux at:

ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-linux-4.
0.0-cjk.i386.rpm
ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-linux-4.
0.0-cjk.tar.gz

Additional z3950 support is available for Linux at:

ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-linux-4.
0.0-z3950.i386.rpm
ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-linux-4.
0.0-z3950.tar.gz


HP-UX
To install Inktomi Search 4.0 on an HP-UX platform, unpack the file
using gzip and then tar. For example:

gunzip InktomiSearch-hpux-4.0.0.tar.gz
tar xvf InktomiSearch-hpux-4.0.0.tar

Inktomi Search 4.0 for the HP-UX platform is available at:

ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-hpux-4.0
.0.tar.gz

Additional European language support is available for HP-UX at:

ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-hpux-4.0
.0-language.tar.gz

Additional Asian language support is available for HP-UX at:

ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-hpux-4.0
.0-cjk.tar.gz

Additional z3950 support is available for HP-UX at:

ftp://ftp.ultraseek.com/pub/InktomiSearch/4.0.0/InktomiSearch-hpux-4.0
.0-z3950.tar.gz


Related Links:

Underground Security Systems Research:
http://www.ussrback.com

CrunchSp Product:
http://www.crunchsp.com

About:

USSR is an emerging security company based in South America.
We are devoted to network security research, vulnerability research,
and
software protection systems. One of the main objectives of USSR is to
develop and implement cutting edge security and protection systems
that cater
to an evolving market.

We believe that the way we implement security solutions can make a
difference.
CrunchSP is an example, providing a solution to software piracy.  Our
solutions
such as CrunchSP are devoted to protecting your enterprise.

On a daily basis, we research, develop, discover and report
vulnerability
information.  We make this information freely available via public
forums such
as BugTraq, and our advisory board located at
http://www.ussrback.com.

The USSR is a highly skilled, experienced team.  Many USSR
programmers, as
well as programmers of partners and affiliates, are seasoned
professionals,
with 12 or more years of industry experience.  A knowledge base of
numerous
computer applications as well as many high and low level programming
languages
makes USSRback a diverse team of experts prepared to serve the needs
of any
customer.

USSR has assembled some of the world's greatest software developers
and security consultants to provide our customers with a wide range
of
enterprise level services.  These services include:

* Network Penetration Testing
* Security Application development
* Application Security Testing and Certification
* Security Based on Security Tools
* Cryptography
* Emergency Response Team
* Firewalling
* Virtual Private Networking
* Intrusion Detection
* Support and maintenance

For more information, please contact us via email at
labs () ussrback com 

Copyright (c) 1999-2000 Underground Security Systems Research.
Permission is hereby granted for the redistribution of this alert
electronically. It is not to be edited in any way without explicit
consent of USSR. If you wish to reprint whole or any part of this
alert in any other medium excluding electronic medium, please e-mail
labs () ussrback com for permission.

Disclaimer:
The information within this paper may change without notice. We may
not be held responsible for the use and/or potential effects of these
programs or advisories.  Use them and read them at your own risk or
not at all. You solely are responsible for this judgment.

Feedback:

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, updates, or
suggestions
please feel free to send them to:

Underground Security Systems Research
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http://www.ussrback.com

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