gxine server_setup() and server_client_connect() functions buffer overflow
|gxine-serversetup-serverclient-bo (31604)||High Risk|
gxine is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the main(), void_server_setup(), or server_client_connect() functions. By sending an overly long HOME parameter, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges or cause the application to crash.
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- CVE-2007-0406: Multiple buffer overflows in the (1) main function in (a) client.c, and the (2) server_setup and (3) server_client_connect functions in (b) server.c in gxine 0.5.9 and earlier allow local users to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) or gain privileges via a long HOME environment variable. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
- OSVDB ID: 38320: gxine client.c Main Function HOME Environment Variable Local Privilege Escalation
- OSVDB ID: 38321: gxine server.c Multiple Function HOME Environment Variable Local Privilege Escalation
- gxine gxine 0.5.9 and prior
Jan 18, 2007
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