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[DSA354] DSA-354-1 xconq

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-354-1 xconq

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Steve Kemp discovered a buffer overflow in xconq, in processing the
USER environment variable. In the process of fixing this bug, a
similar problem was discovered with the DISPLAY environment
variable. This vulnerability could be exploited by a local attacker
to gain gid 'games'.
For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed
in version 7.4.1-2woody2.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
Refer to Debian bug #202963.
We recommend that you update your xconq package.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-354
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 8307

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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