terminatorX buffer overflows in parse_arg function

terminatorx-multiple-parsearg-bo (13635) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

terminatorX is vulnerable to stack-based buffer overflows in the parse_arg() function. A local attacker could send a long string using the -f, --file, --r, or --rc-file argument to the parse_arg() function to overflow a buffer, allowing the attacker to overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

No remedy available as of August 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Alexander König terminatorX 3.8.1

Reported:

Nov 07, 2003

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