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Category:   Application (Game)  >   Xconq Vendors:   Shebs, Stanley T.
Xconq Game USER Environment Variable Buffer Overflow Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1007315
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1007315
CVE Reference:   CVE-2003-0607   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 10 2004
Original Entry Date:  Jul 28 2003
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system

Version(s): Tested on 7.3.3, 7.4.1
Description:   A buffer overflow vulnerability was reported in the Xconq game. A local user can gain elevated privileges on the system.

Secunia reported that a local user can set a specially crafted value for the 'USER' environment variable to trigger an overflow in the make_default_player_spec() function. A local user can execute arbitrary code with 'games' group privileges, according to the report.

Steve Kemp is credited with reporting this flaw.

Impact:   A local user can execute arbitrary code with 'games' group privileges.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  sources.redhat.com/xconq/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 30 2003 (Debian Issues Fix) Xconq Game USER Environment Variable Buffer Overflow Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Debian has released a fix.



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