OReilly WebSite 1.x/2.0 win-c-sample.exe Buffer Overflow Vulnerability



Date Discovered

January 6, 1997


O'Reilly WebSite (Pro) is a Windows 95/NT Web Server package. Versions 2.0 and below contained a vulnerable sample script, win-c-sample.exe, placed by default in /cgi-shl/ off the web root directory. This program is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, allowing for execution of arbitrary commands on the host machine with the privileges of the web server. Consequences of successful exploitation could range from destruction of data and web site defacement to elevation of privileges through locally exploitable vulnerabilities.

Technologies Affected

  • OReilly Software WebSite 1.0.0
  • OReilly Software WebSite 1.1.0
  • OReilly Software WebSite Professional 1.1.0 b
  • OReilly Software WebSite Professional 1.1.0 c
  • OReilly Software WebSite Professional 2.0.0

Remove the win-c-sample.exe program (and the source, if desired, in cgi-src/win-c-sample/win-c-sample.c).



Posted to BugTraq on January 6, 1997 by Solar Designer.

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