GNU Chess remote command buffer overflow

gnu-chess-bo (7991) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

GNU Chess is vulnerable to a buffer overflow caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. By sending a specially-crafted command to the GNU Chess program, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary commands on the system.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of GNU Chess (5.03beta or later), available from the GNU FTP site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • GNU Chess 5.02

Reported:

Jan 24, 2002

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