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Re: [ GLSA 200408-19 ] courier-imap: Remote Format String Vulnerability
From: <ktha () hush com>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 03:50:37 -0700

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Hi!

I think that the isprint() check is NOT limiting the exploitation of
this bug at all. You can still exploit this vulnerability by overwriting
stack frames (you can read more about it here: http://www.phrack.org/show.php?p=59&a=7)
and by using the shellcode as the password field which will be located
on the heap. So, this would be exploitable even on no-exec stacks. There
are some limitations of this technique, it does not work on latest Linux
glibcs, but on FreeBSD and Solaris is doable.
I've attached a first version of my exploit for this vulnerability; it
was tested on a FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE, thanks to andrewg.

this can't be exploited to execute code, as any non printable characters
are
turned into '.' before the buffer is passed to fprintf().  well actually,
 if
there is some platform where the relevant addresses can be reached with
only
printable characters it's possible, but i'm not aware of any such platform.



Andrei Catalin aka ktha
   ktha at hush dot com

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