Newspost < 2.0-r1 socket_getline Function Remote Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2585


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is using the Newspost NNTP client. Newspost is used to automate the sending of binary files to different NNTP servers. There is a flaw in this version of Newspost that would allow the operator of a malicious news server to create a buffer overflow within the Newspost client. In order to execute this attack, the attacker would need to be able to convince a Newspost user to submit a post to the malicious NNTP server.


Upgrade to version 2.0-r1 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2585

Family: Generic

Published: 2005/02/01

Modified: 2018/07/11

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:W/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:W/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:newspost:newspost

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0101

BID: 12418