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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   socat Vendors:   Rieger, Gerhard
socat Buffer Overflow in xioscan_readline() Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027064
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-0219   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 16 2012
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): -, 2.0.0-b1 - 2.0.0-b4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in socat. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can supply specially crafted READLINE command line data to trigger a heap overflow in xioscan_readline() and execute arbitrary code on the target system with the privileges of the socat process.

Johan Thillemann reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (, 2.0.0-b5).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

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