Bug 1641 - Buffer overflows in chat - no obvious security implications
Buffer overflows in chat - no obvious security implications
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ppp (Show other bugs)
5.1
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low Severity low
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-03-20 10:06 EST by huuskone
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-28 15:41:55 EDT
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Description huuskone 1999-03-20 10:06:37 EST
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 02:54:59 EDT
assigned to johnsonm
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-08-28 15:41:59 EDT
appears to be fixed in ppp-2.3.9

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