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Category:   Application (Game)  >   Xsok Vendors:   Xsok
Xsok Buffer Overflow in '-xsokdir' Parameter Lets Local Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1009254
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2004-0074   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 28 2004
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.02
Description:   Several buffer overflow vulnerabilities were reported in Xsok. A local user can gain elevated privileges on the target system.

In January 2004, 0x333 Outsiders Security Labs reported that a local user can supply a specially crafted '-xsokdir' command line parameter to trigger a buffer overflow in Xsok and execute arbitrary code. It is also reported that a local user can set a specially crafted LANG environment variable to trigger a buffer overflow.

Because Xsok is configured with set group id (setgid) games on some platforms, a local user may be able to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

Demonstration exploit code is available at:

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: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

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