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kon2 local buffer overflow

by Mario Miri on June 11th, 2003 A buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported for the kon2 utility shipped with various Linux distributions. Exploitation of this vulnerability may result in a local attacker obtaining elevated privileges on a vulnerable system. The vulnerability exists due to insufficient bounds checking performed on some commandline options passed to the vulnerable utility.


Vulnerable:
kon2 0.3.9b


Solution:
http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/ftp.php
ftp://updates.redhat.com/


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