Linuxconf LINUXCONF_LANG environment variable buffer overflow

linuxconf-linuxconflang-env-bo (9980) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Linuxconf is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. By passing 964 or more bytes of data to the LINUXCONF_LANG environment variable, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges.


Gain Privileges


Upgrade to the latest version of Linuxconf (1.29r4 or later), available from the Linuxconf Web page. See References.

As a workaround, $ chmod u-s /bin/linuxconf


Platforms Affected:

  • Solucorp, Jacques Gélinas Linuxconf 1.28r3 and prior


Aug 28, 2002

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