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falconseye - buffer overflow

Debian Security Advisory

DSA-350-1 falconseye -- buffer overflow

Date Reported:
15 Jul 2003
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CAN-2003-0358.
More information:

The falconseye package is vulnerable to a buffer overflow exploited via a long -s command line option. This vulnerability could be used by an attacker to gain gid 'games' on a system where falconseye is installed.

Note that falconseye does not contain the file permission error CAN-2003-0359 which affected some other nethack packages.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.9.3-7woody3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.9.3-9.

We recommend that you update your falconseye package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Architecture-independent component:
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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