Citadel/UX Remote Format String

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2454


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is running Citadel/UX, a BBS software for Unix systems.
There is a format string issue in the remote version of this software that may be exploited by an attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the remote host. The remote version of Citadel/UX is also known to be vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the way that select() function is performed.


Upgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 2454

File Name: 2454.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2004/12/13

Modified: 2016/01/19

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

BID: 11885, 12344