GLSA-200901-12 : noip-updater: Execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 35406


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200901-12 (noip-updater: Execution of arbitrary code)

xenomuta found out that the GetNextLine() function in noip2.c misses a length check, leading to a stack-based buffer overflow.
Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code by sending a specially crafted HTTP message to the client. NOTE:
Successful exploitation requires a man in the middle attack, a DNS spoofing attack or a compromise of servers.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All noip-updater users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dns/noip-updater-2.1.9'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35406

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200901-12.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/01/19

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:noip-updater, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5297

OSVDB: 50554

GLSA: 200901-12

CWE: 119