Chinput long environment variable buffer overflow
|chinput-long-env-bo (7911)||High Risk|
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.
No remedy available as of May 1, 2013.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Wed Jan 16 2002 - 09:43:42 CST: Chinput Buffer Overflow Vulnerability.
- BID-3896: Chinput Environment Variable Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0132: Buffer overflow in Chinput 3.0 allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a long HOME environment variable.
- OSVDB ID: 14253: Chinput HOME Environment Variable Local Overflow
- Chinput Chinput 3.0
Jan 16, 2002
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