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Gentoo 200309-07: atari800 buffer overflow

by Nikola Strahija on September 2nd, 2003 A vulnerability has been found in versions of atari800 prior to 1.3.0-r1. This vulnerability contains a buffer overflow which could be used ba an attacker to gain root privileges.


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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200309-07
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PACKAGE : atari800
SUMMARY : buffer overflow
DATE : 2003-09-02 14:03 UTC
EXPLOIT : local
VERSIONS AFFECTED : FIXED VERSION : >=atari800-1.3.0-r1
CVE : CAN-2003-0630

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atar800 contains a buffer overflow which could be used by an attacker
to gain root privileges. Altough the atari800 package in Gentoo does not
install any files suid root we encourage our users to upgrade.

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
app-emulation/atari800 upgrade to atari800-1.3.0-r1 as follows:

emerge sync
emerge atari800

emerge clean

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[email protected] - GnuPG key is available at http://dev.gentoo.org/~aliz
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