trek keyboard input local buffer overflow

trek-keyboard-input-bo (10458) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

trek is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. By passing 100 characters or more to trek(6) using the keyboard, a local attacker could overflow a buffer to gain privileges of the group "games".


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

For NetBSD-current:
Upgrade to the latest version of NetBSD-current (dated 2002-10-19 or later), as listed in NetBSD Security Advisory 2002-025. See References.

For NetBSD 1.6:
Upgrade to the latest version of NetBSD 1.6 (dated 2002-10-22 or later), as listed in NetBSD Security Advisory 2002-025. See References.

For NetBSD 1.5, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, and 1.5.3:
Upgrade to the latest version of the NetBSD 1.5 branch (dated 2002-10-19 or later), as listed in NetBSD Security Advisory 2002-025. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Eric Allman trek
  • NetBSD NetBSD 1.5
  • NetBSD NetBSD 1.5.1
  • NetBSD NetBSD 1.5.2
  • NetBSD NetBSD 1.5.3
  • NetBSD NetBSD 1.6
  • NetBSD NetBSD CURRENT

Reported:

Oct 24, 2002

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