Bug 1641 - Buffer overflows in chat - no obvious security implications
Summary: Buffer overflows in chat - no obvious security implications
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ppp
Version: 5.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-03-20 15:06 UTC by huuskone
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-28 19:41:55 UTC

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Description huuskone 1999-03-20 15:06:37 UTC
Various buffers in chat can be overflowed.  However, there is no obvious way to compromise security using these bugs.  Under certain special circumstances an outside attacker could supply an argument to a free() library call.
To reproduce one instance of the bug, type "chat REPORT x ABORT y z" and supply a line of more than 100 x's as input.
I'm working on a patch myself.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-28 06:54:59 UTC
assigned to johnsonm

Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-08-28 19:41:59 UTC
appears to be fixed in ppp-2.3.9

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