Cygwin < 1.5.24 cygwin1.dll Crafted Filename Handling Overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 28330
SynopsisThe remote Windows host contains an application that is prone to a buffer overflow vulnerability.
DescriptionCygwin, a Linux-like environment for Windows, is installed on the remote host.
The version of Cygwin installed on the remote host is affected by a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability involving a filename length check. Using a filename between 233 and 239 characters, an attacker who can create a file on the remote can leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code on the affected host subject to the privileges under which Cygwin operates.
SolutionUpgrade to Cygwin 1.5.24 as that version is reportedly not affected.