Chinput long environment variable buffer overflow

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


Gain Privileges


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


Platforms Affected:

  • Chinput Chinput 3.0


Jan 16, 2002

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