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freesweep - buffer overflow

Debian Security Advisory

DSA-391-1 freesweep -- buffer overflow

Date Reported:
28 Sep 2003
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CAN-2003-0828.
More information:

Steve Kemp discovered a buffer overflow in freesweep, when processing several environment variables. This vulnerability could be exploited by a local user to gain gid 'games'.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.88-4woody1.

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

We recommend that you update your freesweep 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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