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mah-jong - buffer overflows, denial of service



Debian Security Advisory

DSA-378-1 mah-jong -- buffer overflows, denial of service

Date Reported:
07 Sep 2003
Affected Packages:
mah-jong
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CAN-2003-0705, CAN-2003-0706.
More information:

Nicolas Boullis discovered two vulnerabilities in mah-jong, a network-enabled game.

  • CAN-2003-0705 (buffer overflow)

    This vulnerability could be exploited by a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the mah-jong server.

  • CAN-2003-0706 (denial of service)

    This vulnerability could be exploited by a remote attacker to cause the mah-jong server to enter a tight loop and stop responding to commands.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 1.4-2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 1.5.6-2.

We recommend that you update your mah-jong package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Source:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2.dsc
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2.diff.gz
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4.orig.tar.gz
Alpha:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_alpha.deb
ARM:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_arm.deb
Intel IA-32:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_i386.deb
Intel IA-64:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_ia64.deb
HPPA:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_hppa.deb
Motorola 680x0:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_m68k.deb
Big endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_mips.deb
Little endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_mipsel.deb
PowerPC:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_powerpc.deb
IBM S/390:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_s390.deb
Sun Sparc:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_sparc.deb

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



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