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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   nginx Vendors:
nginx Buffer Overflow in ngx_http_mp4_module Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026924
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-2089   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 13 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.0.7 - 1.0.14; 1.1.3 - 1.1.18
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in nginx. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger a buffer overflow in ngx_http_mp4_module and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.0.15, 1.1.19).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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