centos 7
buffer weakness #11


Weakness Breakdown


Buffer overflows are one of the most well-known software vulnerabilities. Even though most developers know what buffer overflows are, attacks against the vulnerabilities are common in both legacy and newer applications. A classic buffer overflow exploit begins with the attacker sending data to a program, which it then stores in an undersized stack buffer. Besides stack buffer overflows, other kinds of buffer overflows include heap overflows, off-by-one errors and many others. Learn more about buffer overflows on OWASP attack index.

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Easily used incorrectly.

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The highlighted line of code below is the trigger point of this particular Centos 7 buffer weakness.


	nacname_req.seq_num = 0;
	strcpy(nacname_req.nac_name, argv[0]);

	full_nac_name[0] = '\0';
	while (1) {
		memset(&req, 0, sizeof(req));
		req.msg.netfn = IPMI_NETFN_SUNOEM;
		req.msg.cmd = IPMI_SUNOEM_NACNAME;
		req.msg.data = (uint8_t *) &nacname_req;
		req.msg.data_len = sizeof(sunoem_nacname_t);
		rsp = intf->sendrecv(intf, &req);

		if (rsp == NULL) {
			lprintf(LOG_ERR, "Sun OEM nacname command failed.");
			return (-1);
		if (rsp->ccode != 0) {
			lprintf(LOG_ERR, "Sun OEM nacname command failed: %d", rsp->ccode);
			return (-1);

		nacname_rsp = (sunoem_nacname_t *) rsp->data;
		strncat(full_nac_name, nacname_rsp->nac_name, MAX_SUNOEM_NAC_SIZE);

		 * break out of the loop if there is no more data
		 * In most cases, if not all, the NAC name fits into a
		 * single payload
		if (nacname_req.seq_num == nacname_rsp->seq_num) {

		/* Get the next seq of string bytes */
		nacname_req.seq_num = nacname_rsp->seq_num;

		/* Check if we exceeded the size of the full nac name */
		if ((nacname_req.seq_num * MAX_SUNOEM_NAC_SIZE) > LUAPI_MAX_OBJ_PATH_LEN) {
					"Sun OEM nacname command failed: invalid path length");
			return (-1);

	printf("NAC Name: %s\n", full_nac_name);
	return (0);

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