Debian: conquest Buffer overflow vulnerability

    Date10 Nov 2003
    CategoryDebian
    2110
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Steve Kemp discovered a buffer overflow in the environment variablehandling of conquest, a curses based, real-time, multi-player spacewarfare game, which could lead a local attacker to gain unauthorisedaccess to the group conquest.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 398-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    November 10th, 2003                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : conquest
    Vulnerability  : buffer overlow
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0933
    
    Steve Kemp discovered a buffer overflow in the environment variable
    handling of conquest, a curses based, real-time, multi-player space
    warfare game, which could lead a local attacker to gain unauthorised
    access to the group conquest.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 7.1.1-6woody1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 7.2-5.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your conquest package.
    
    
    Upgrade Instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      606 89c7be20d34d9176d18eb51f28c7806e
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    32749 27d90e0b6719579833cb064a2b70dcdb
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   255029 c02891f6c0c4b8c73a82c1c8185e3025
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   366064 b6d212bd4a4880488195d47002e66981
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   227160 42399fea69c68ce63890e63b1b6c00ef
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   228846 f03fd6daf700e6f3bf8def68eff30d72
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   402110 ffbff5ca106ee2d41b28aa15e61f74ce
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   260870 1348a3b191e52a84302ee6304654007f
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   215282 02fc3e118af479c039dde99cf400dac7
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   277570 a538cc763893262f56dbcc247d63f75f
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   275324 ca3d4e2831592b7a0a9b302845895699
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   267460 6c14f9505b9a70a26b251086fb0a4283
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   241432 f427b9ce0febfe66370b773c84e30a2e
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   302096 50f45c32dc171f547ade2d0439e3ebe0
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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