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Category:   Application (Game)  >   mah-jong Vendors:   Bradfield, J. C.
mah-jong Game Can Be Crashed By Remote Users With Empty Name Value
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1010155
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1010155
CVE Reference:   CVE-2004-0458   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 13 2004
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.6.1
Description:   A denial of service vulnerability was reported in mah-jong in the processing of player names. A remote user can cause the game service to crash.

Debian and the vendor both reported that there is a null pointer dereference vulnerability in the mah-jong game. A remote user can connect to the game service and supply an empty name value (m->name variable) to cause the game service to crash.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the game service to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has released a fixed version (1.6.1), available at:

http://www.stevens-bradfield.com/MahJong/

Vendor URL:  www.stevens-bradfield.com/MahJong/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 13 2004 (Debian Issues Fix) mah-jong Game Can Be Crashed By Remote Users With Empty Name Value
Debian has released a fix.



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  CVE: CVE-2004-0458


CVE: CAN-2004-0458

Debian reported that there is a null pointer dereference vulnerability in the mah-jong 
game.  A remote user can reportedly connect with an empty name value (m->name variable) to 
cause the game service to crash.

 
 


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