Debian: xgalaga Buffer overflow vulnerability

    Date27 Jun 2003
    CategoryDebian
    2310
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Steve Kemp discovered several buffer overflows in xgalaga, a game,which can be triggered by a long HOME environment variable. Thisvulnerability could be exploited by a local attacker to gain gid'games'.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 334-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
    June 28th, 2003                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : xgalaga
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflows
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0454
    
    Steve Kemp discovered several buffer overflows in xgalaga, a game,
    which can be triggered by a long HOME environment variable.  This
    vulnerability could be exploited by a local attacker to gain gid
    'games'.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.0.34-19woody1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem is fixed in version
    2.0.34-22.
    
    We recommend that you update your xgalaga package.
    
    Upgrade Instructions
    --------------------
    
    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
    --------------------------------
    
      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xgalaga/xgalaga_2.0.34-19woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      576 746a62bbc0e1fe3e402ebf0baf7d409f
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xgalaga/xgalaga_2.0.34-19woody1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    33875 cca65c5c025fe964e574ed286bf1a48e
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xgalaga/xgalaga_2.0.34.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   314189 9f7ee685e9c4741b5f0edc3f91df9510
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xgalaga/xgalaga_2.0.34-19woody1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   208352 2ee48a6c41ed2912f9c04b7e5bab0b2f
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xgalaga/xgalaga_2.0.34-19woody1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   198666 3bba4b2486e3c48f6d116f55b521180d
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xgalaga/xgalaga_2.0.34-19woody1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   191654 4fd57335930cb976e93b48993fc159e0
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xgalaga/xgalaga_2.0.34-19woody1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   225428 0030ed8957fda5d7787415deceb05b41
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xgalaga/xgalaga_2.0.34-19woody1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   211990 8877bd894336e2b4eeae5e90bb76bae9
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xgalaga/xgalaga_2.0.34-19woody1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   192832 5edfdbf20d05364609abd78121e86839
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xgalaga/xgalaga_2.0.34-19woody1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   205460 928639b6561e32e4e8f7820dbae789ed
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xgalaga/xgalaga_2.0.34-19woody1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   202588 27e65f0489cee88c3b2af603764ae66f
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xgalaga/xgalaga_2.0.34-19woody1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   199984 f0baf858ea5f44368fe14fceb581862f
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xgalaga/xgalaga_2.0.34-19woody1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   200876 a816f3a90931f141ed0d0450d77feb44
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xgalaga/xgalaga_2.0.34-19woody1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   205648 ce754d6e1665737c7160a14ca47d21f8
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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