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xconq - buffer overflows

Debian Security Advisory

DSA-354-1 xconq -- buffer overflows

Date Reported:
29 Jul 2003
Affected Packages:
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)

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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