xsok LANG environment variable buffer overflow

xsok-lang-bo (14910) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


xsok is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. A local attacker could supply a long LANG environment variable to overflow a buffer, which would allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system with elevated privileges.


Gain Privileges


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Fri Jan 02 2004 - 10:35:22 CST: xsok local games exploit.
  • BID-9341: XSOK LANG Environment Variable Local Buffer Overrun Vulnerability
  • BID-9352: XSOK XSOKDir Option Local Buffer Overrun Vulnerability
  • CVE-2004-0074: Multiple buffer overflows in xsok 1.02 allows local users to gain privileges via (1) a long LANG environment variable, or (2) a long -xsokdir command line argument, a different vulnerability than CVE-2003-0949.

Platforms Affected:

  • Michael Bischoff xsok 1.2


Jan 04, 2004

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