Eterm $HOME environment variable buffer overflow
|eterm-home-bo (7896)||High Risk|
Eterm is vulnerable to a buffer overflow caused by improper bounds checking of the $HOME environment variable. By setting the $HOME environment variable to a character string containing 4128 bytes or more and executing Eterm, a local attacker can overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with utmp privileges.
No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Jan 21 2002 - 13:24:37 CST: Re: Eterm SGID utmp Buffer Overflow (Local).
- BugTraq Mailing List, Sun Jan 13 2002 - 08:57:57 CST: Eterm SGID utmp Buffer Overflow (Local).
- Eterm Web site: Eterm.Org.
- BID-3868: IMLib2 Home Environment Variable Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0143: Buffer overflow in Eterm of Enlightenment Imlib2 1.0.4 and earlier allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a long HOME environment variable.
- OSVDB ID: 2023: Eterm Home Environment Variable Local Overflow
- Michael Jennings Eterm 0.9.1
Jan 13, 2002
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