In NetHack before 3.6.5, too long of a value for the SYMBOL configuration file option can cause a buffer overflow resulting in a crash or remote code execution/privilege escalation. This vulnerability affects systems that have NetHack installed suid/sgid and shared systems that allow users to upload their own configuration files. Users should upgrade to NetHack 3.6.5.
Created nethack tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: epel-8 [bug 1800738]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1800739]
3.6.5 fixes all these and has already been pushed to stable for F30 and F31, and is still in testing for EPEL8
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.