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XAMPP adodb.php mssql_connect Function Overflow

Medium

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.