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SuSe / Debian man package format string vulnerability
From: Joao Gouveia <tharbad () kaotik org>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 14:22:01 -0000

Hi,

This issue has been discussed in vuln-dev (2001-01-26), see:
http://www.securityfocus.com/templates/archive.pike?end=2001-01-27&tid=15872
4&fromthread=0&start=2001-01-21&threads=1&list=82&

Posted also on suse security list, and aparently overlooked.

The man package that ships with SuSe Linux ( at least versions 6.1 throught
7.0 ) has a format string vulnerability. Also debian 2.2r2 ( at least ), is
confirmed to have the same problem.

<quote>
jroberto () spike:~ > man -l %x%x%x%x
man: 4000bc7438049af00: No such file or directory
</quote>

Regards,

Joao Gouveia
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tharbad () kaotik org


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