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xconq - buffer overflows



Debian Security Advisory

DSA-354-1 xconq -- buffer overflows

Date Reported:
29 Jul 2003
Affected Packages:
xconq
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CAN-2003-0607.
More information:

Steve Kemp discovered a buffer overflow in xconq, in processing the USER environment variable. In the process of fixing this bug, a similar problem was discovered with the DISPLAY environment variable. This vulnerability could be exploited by a local attacker to gain gid 'games'.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 7.4.1-2woody2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon. Refer to Debian bug #202963.

We recommend that you update your xconq package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Source:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xconq/xconq_7.4.1-2woody2.dsc
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xconq/xconq_7.4.1-2woody2.diff.gz
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xconq/xconq_7.4.1.orig.tar.gz
Architecture-independent component:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xconq/xconq-common_7.4.1-2woody2_all.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xconq/xconq-doc_7.4.1-2woody2_all.deb
Alpha:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xconq/xconq_7.4.1-2woody2_alpha.deb
ARM:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xconq/xconq_7.4.1-2woody2_arm.deb
Intel IA-32:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xconq/xconq_7.4.1-2woody2_i386.deb
Intel IA-64:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xconq/xconq_7.4.1-2woody2_ia64.deb
HPPA:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xconq/xconq_7.4.1-2woody2_hppa.deb
Motorola 680x0:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xconq/xconq_7.4.1-2woody2_m68k.deb
Big endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xconq/xconq_7.4.1-2woody2_mips.deb
Little endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xconq/xconq_7.4.1-2woody2_mipsel.deb
PowerPC:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xconq/xconq_7.4.1-2woody2_powerpc.deb
IBM S/390:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xconq/xconq_7.4.1-2woody2_s390.deb
Sun Sparc:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xconq/xconq_7.4.1-2woody2_sparc.deb

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



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