GNU Chess remote command buffer overflow

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


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.


Gain Access


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


Platforms Affected:

  • GNU Chess 5.02


Jan 24, 2002

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