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xbl - buffer overflow

Debian Security Advisory

DSA-345-1 xbl -- buffer overflow

Date Reported:
08 Jul 2003
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CAN-2003-0535.
More information:

Another buffer overflow was discovered in xbl, distinct from the one addressed in DSA-327 (CAN-2003-0451), involving the -display command line option. This vulnerability could be exploited by a local attacker to gain gid 'games'.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.0k-3woody2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem is fixed in version 1.0k-6.

We recommend that you update your xbl package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.

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