Airscanner Mobile Security Advisory #05081102:
vxFtpSrv 0.9.7 Remote Code Execution Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

vxFtpSrv 0.9.7

Tested on Windows Mobile Pocket PC 2003

Mobile device running Windows Mobile Pocket PC with vxFtpSrv 0.9.7 installed and running.

Seth Fogie
Airscanner Mobile Security
Mobile Antivirus Researchers Association
August 12 2005

Risk Level:
High. Remote attacker can execute code.

vxFtpSrv is a complete multi-threaded FTP server for Windows CE-based Handheld Pro, Pocket PC, Pocket PC 2002 and Windows Mobile 2003 devices. If an excessively long user name is provided, a buffer overflow will occur, thus causing either an instant crash of the program or code execution.

USER seth@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
@@D@@@C@@@B@@@XXXX where XXXX represents the address of the return address that will be loaded into the Program Counter.

The bug is found in an sprintf function responsible for writing back a password request to the user. If the user provided name is excessively long, a buffer overflow will occur. Remote code execution is possible, assuming the attacker can guess what memory segment the program is located in. Generally, this will be 18,20,22, or 24.


Vendor Response:
Waiting response.

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