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Re: RH7.0: man local gid 15 (man) exploit
From: Stephen Shirley <diamond () skynet ie>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 18:06:12 +0100 (IST)
The info posted to get man to seg fault is slightly incorrect. You
need to supply some text as the name of a man page - otherwise man will
reject all input. The number of :'s is irrelevat too - one is enough.
man -S : blah
will cause a seg fault. This has been confirmed on debian 2.2 woody, and I
submitted a patch to fix it. The new version is in unstable - ver
2.3.18-2. From the changelog of 2.3.18-2:
* man would segfault if the argument to -S contained only colons, and
incidentally treated an empty argument to -S wrongly. Both cases now
use the standard list of sections instead (thanks, Colin Phipps and
Stephen Shirley; closes: #97553, #97566).
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