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xpcd - buffer overflow

Debian Security Advisory

DSA-368-1 xpcd -- buffer overflow

Date Reported:
08 Aug 2003
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CAN-2003-0649.
More information:

Steve Kemp discovered a buffer overflow in xpcd-svga which can be triggered by a long HOME environment variable. This vulnerability could be exploited by a local attacker to gain root privileges.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.08-8woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you update your xpcd 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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