Bug 2171912 (CVE-2023-24809) - CVE-2023-24809 nethack: buffer overflow in the "C" command
Summary: CVE-2023-24809 nethack: buffer overflow in the "C" command
Alias: CVE-2023-24809
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 2171913 2171914
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Reported: 2023-02-20 20:36 UTC by Zack Miele
Modified: 2023-02-21 02:30 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: NetHack 3.6.7
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Last Closed: 2023-02-21 02:30:58 UTC

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Description Zack Miele 2023-02-20 20:36:19 UTC
NetHack is a single player dungeon exploration game. Starting with version 3.6.2 and prior to version 3.6.7, illegal input to the "C" (call) command can cause a buffer overflow and crash the NetHack process. This vulnerability may be a security issue for systems that have NetHack installed suid/sgid and for shared systems. For all systems, it may result in a process crash. This issue is resolved in NetHack 3.6.7. There are no known workarounds.


Comment 1 Zack Miele 2023-02-20 20:36:35 UTC
Created nethack tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-8 [bug 2171914]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 2171913]

Comment 2 Product Security DevOps Team 2023-02-21 02:30:56 UTC
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.

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