Chinput long environment variable buffer overflow

chinput-long-env-bo (7911) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Chinput is vulnerable to a buffer overflow caused by improper bounds checking on some environment variables. By setting the HOME environment variable to a character string containing 800 bytes or more, a local attacker can overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

No remedy available as of July 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Chinput Chinput 3.0

Reported:

Jan 16, 2002

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