mah-jong NULL pointer denial of service

mah-jong-null-dos (16143) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

mah-jong is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. A remote attacker can cause a NULL pointer dereference to cause the server to crash.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody):
Upgrade to the latest mah-jong package (1.4-3 or later), as listed in DSA 503-1. See References.

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

References:

  • DSA 503-1: New mah-jong packages fix denial of service.
  • BID-10343: Mah-Jong Server NULL Pointer Dereference Remote Denial Of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2004-0458: mah-jong before 1.6.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (server crash) via a missing argument, which triggers a null pointer dereference.
  • DSA-503: mah-jong -- missing argument check
  • OSVDB ID: 15974: mah-jong NULL Pointer Dereference Remote DoS

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • Mah-Jong Mah-Jong

Reported:

May 13, 2004

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