Debian Linux purity package buffer overflows

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

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

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

References:

  • 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

Reported:

Sep 13, 2002

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