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Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:55:25 -0500 (EST)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: Confirming CVE for ettercap buffer overflow flaw


It's probably a typo of CVE-2013-0722 (i.e., the year should be 2013, not 
2012).  However, I was not the individual who assigned the issue, so I'm 
not 100% sure - will get back to you later.

- Steve

On Thu, 10 Jan 2013, Vincent Danen wrote:

> This isn't on MITRE's site (reserved), and the initial advisory
> indicates that this has a CVE of CVE-2012-0722.  Can someone confirm
> that this is the correct CVE name?
> A stack-based buffer overflow was reported [1],[2] in Ettercap <=
>  A boundary error within the scan_load_hosts() function (in
> src/ec_scan.c), when parsing entries from a hosts list, could be
> exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via an overly long
> entry.  In order to exploit this, a user must be tricked into loading a
> malicious host file.
> This has not yet been corrected upstream, but a proposed patch is
> available [3].
> The initial report [1] indicates that this was given the name
> CVE-2012-0722.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> Also:
> -- 
> Vincent Danen / Red Hat Security Response Team

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