XAMPP adodb.php mssql_connect Function Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3967

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description

The remote host is running the XAMPP web server, a version of Apache which comes pre-bundled with Perl, MySQL, and PHP. This version of XAMPP is reported prone to a remote buffer overflow via the mssql_connect() function. An attacker exploiting this flaw would send a malformed argument to a script that passed the data to mssql_connect(). Successful exploitation would result in the attacker executing arbitrary code on the server.

Solution

Upgrade to XAMPP greater than 1.6.0a.

See Also

http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3967

Family: CGI

Published: 2007/04/16

Modified: 2018/09/16

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS3#AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache_friends:xampp

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2079

BID: 23491