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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Sympa Vendors:
Sympa Buffer Overflow in 'queue.c' Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1013163
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-0073   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 11 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 4.1.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in sympa. A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges.

A local user can supply a specially crafted 'listname' parameter to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. On some systems, sympa is installed with set user id (setuid) 'sympa' user privileges, so the local user can obtain sympa user privileges.

The flaw resides in 'src/queue.c'.

Erik Sjolund discovered this flaw.

Impact:   A local user can execute arbitrary code with 'sympa' user privileges.
Solution:   The vendor has released a fixed version (4.1.3), available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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