xboing buffer overflow

xboing-bo (15347) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


xboing is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary commands on the system with privileges of the GID 'games'.


Gain Privileges


For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody):
Upgrade to the latest xboing package (xboing_2.4-26woody1 or later), as listed in DSA-451-1. See References.


  • BID-9764: xboing Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2004-0149: Multiple buffer overflows in xboing before 2.4 allow local users to gain privileges.
  • DSA-451: xboing -- buffer overflows
  • OSVDB ID: 4109: xboing Potential Privilege Escalation

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • xboing xboing


Feb 27, 2004

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