GpsDrive friendsd2 dir Field Remote Format String

High Nessus Plugin ID 20159


The remote server is affected by a format string vulnerability.


The remote host is running a GpsDrive friendsd server, which records the positions of friends on a map.

The version of friendsd installed on the remote host is affected by a format string vulnerability. An attacker can leverage this issue using a specially crafted packet to crash the server and possibly execute code on the remote host subject to the privileges under which the server runs.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20159

File Name: gpsfriends_friendsd_format_string.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: remote

Published: 2005/11/07

Modified: 2013/02/15

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/11/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3523

BID: 15319

OSVDB: 20531