Home page logo

bugtraq logo Bugtraq mailing list archives

Re: GNU/Linux 'info Buffer Overflow
From: Niels Bakker <niels-bugtraq () bakker net>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 23:41:12 +0200

* skizzles () gmail com (Josh Martin) [Fri 06 Aug 2004, 20:51 CEST]:
Package: info
Version: 4.7-2.1
Severity: grave
Tags: security
Justification: user security hole
[snip explanation of buffer overflow]

/usr/bin/info is not setuid, and I can't think of any way to invoke the
program where it would allow for privilege escalation.  Why is the
severity "grave?" Remember that this is bugtraq, about security, not
the Debian bug tracking system, or texinfo's gnats.

        -- Niels.

(please change - to = in my From: address when replying, the amount of
 bounces otherwise coming back from bugtraq is of epic proportions.)

  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]