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Category:   Application (Game)  >   monop Vendors:   University of California, Regents of
'monop' Player Name Buffer Overflow Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1007569
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 26 2003
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Exploit Included:  Yes  

Description:   A buffer overflow vulnerability was reported in the 'monop' multi-user game (part of the bsd-games package). A local user can gain elevated privileges.

^sq reported on Packetstorm that there is a buffer overflow in the processing of the player's name value. A local user can reportedly exploit this flaw to gain the privileges of the second game user.

A demonstration exploit is available at:

Impact:   A local user can gain the privileges of another game user.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

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