Debian Linux purity package buffer overflows

linux-purity-bo (10100) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


The purity game package included with Debian Linux is vulnerable to two buffer overflows. A remote attacker could overflow a buffer in the purity package to gain the privileges of the group games, which could then be used to perform limited actions on the vulnerable system.


Gain Privileges


For Debian GNU/Linux:
Upgrade to the appropriate purity packages, as listed below. Refer to DSA 166-1 for for information. See References.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2: 1-9.1 or later
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0: 1-14.2 or later


  • BID-5702: Purity Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2002-1124: Multiple buffer overflows in purity 1-16 allow local users to gain privileges and modify high scores tables.
  • DSA-166: purity -- buffer overflows
  • OSVDB ID: 8871: purity Multiple Unspecified Local Overflows

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 2.2
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0


Sep 13, 2002

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