Conquest long environment variable buffer overflow

conquest-long-environment-bo (13640) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Conquest is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. By passing a long environment variable to Conquest, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and gain group ID (GID) 'games' privileges.


Gain Privileges


For Debian GNU/Linux:
Upgrade to the latest conquest package, as listed below. Refer to DSA-398-1 for more information. See References.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody): 7.1.1-6woody1or later


  • BID-8996: Conquest Unspecified Local Environment Variable Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2003-0933: Buffer overflow in conquest 7.2 and earlier may allow a local user to execute arbitrary code via a long environment variable.
  • DSA-398: conquest -- buffer overflow
  • OSVDB ID: 33881: Conquest metaGetServerList() Local Overflow
  • OSVDB ID: 33882: Conquest SP_CLIENTSTAT processPacket() Remote Memory Corruption
  • OSVDB ID: 8333: Conquest Environment Variable Overflow

Platforms Affected:

  • Conquest Conquest
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0


Nov 10, 2003

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