Calife long password buffer overflow

calife-long-password-bo (15335) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Calife is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking. By supplying a long password, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and cause a segmentation fault or possibly execute arbitrary code on the system.


Gain Privileges


Upgrade to the latest version of Calife (2.8.6 or later), when it becomes available from the Calife Web page. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody):
Upgrade to the latest calife package (2.8.4c-1woody1 or later), as listed in DSA-461-1. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.


Platforms Affected:

  • Calife Calife 2.8.4
  • Calife Calife 2.8.5
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0


Feb 27, 2004

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