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Re: Confirming CVE for ettercap buffer overflow flaw (CVE-2012-0722?)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <coley () rcf-smtp mitre org>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:55:25 -0500 (EST)
It's probably a typo of CVE-2013-0722 (i.e., the year should be 2013, not
2012). However, I was not the individual who assigned the issue, so I'm
not 100% sure - will get back to you later.
On Thu, 10 Jan 2013, Vincent Danen wrote:
This isn't on MITRE's site (reserved), and the initial advisory
indicates that this has a CVE of CVE-2012-0722. Can someone confirm
that this is the correct CVE name?
A stack-based buffer overflow was reported , in Ettercap <=
0.7.5.1. A boundary error within the scan_load_hosts() function (in
src/ec_scan.c), when parsing entries from a hosts list, could be
exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via an overly long
entry. In order to exploit this, a user must be tricked into loading a
malicious host file.
This has not yet been corrected upstream, but a proposed patch is
The initial report  indicates that this was given the name
Vincent Danen / Red Hat Security Response Team