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Re: buffer overflow in msgchk
From: eijk () huygens org (Erwin J. van Eijk)
Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 09:37:16 +0200

jorge> Sometime ago was published in bugtraq that a vulnerabily existed in the
jorge> msgchk program, which is installed suid root in redhat 5.0:

jorge> msgchk -host `perl -e 'print "A" x 2000'`

jorge> leads to a segfault, which can be exploited to get root access.

This vulnerability is not present when using mh-6.8.4-6 in RH
5. msgchk ends with

AAAAAAAAAAA (2000 times) too long

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