Bug 1812229 (CVE-2020-5254) - CVE-2020-5254 nethack: hilite_status parsing privilege escalation
Summary: CVE-2020-5254 nethack: hilite_status parsing privilege escalation
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Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: CVE-2020-5254
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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high
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1812230 1812231
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2020-03-10 19:33 UTC by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2020-03-10 20:59 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2020-03-10 20:59:47 UTC


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Description Pedro Sampaio 2020-03-10 19:33:02 UTC
In NetHack before 3.6.6, some out-of-bound values for the hilite_status option can be exploited. NetHack 3.6.6 resolves this issue.

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https://github.com/NetHack/NetHack/security/advisories/GHSA-2ch6-6r8h-m2p9

Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2020-03-10 19:33:26 UTC
Created nethack tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-8 [bug 1812231]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1812230]


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