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GpsDrive friendsd Format String Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for format string vulnerability in GpsDrive friendsd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote server is affected by a format string vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host is running a GpsDrive friendsd server, which records
the positions of friends on a map.

The version of friendsd installed on the remote host is affected by a
format string vulnerability. A possible hacker can leverage this issue
using a specially-crafted packet to crash the server and possibly
execute code on the remote host subject to the rights under which
the server runs.

See also :

http://www.digitalmunition.com/DMA%5B2005-1104a%5D.txt
http://s2.selwerd.nl/~dirk-jan/gpsdrive/archive/msg05017.html

Solution :

Upgrade to 2.10pre3-cvs or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/A:P/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 15319

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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