Netatalk OpenSession Remote Code Execution

critical Nessus Plugin ID 119780
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VPR Score: 8.4


A file sharing service on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) server running on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to a buffer overflow condition when handling an OpenSession request. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, via a specially crafted message, to execute arbitrary code.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 119780

File Name: netatalk_open_session_bof.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Published: 12/20/2018

Updated: 4/5/2019

Dependencies: asip-status.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 8.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1160

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/20/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/20/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1160