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lbreakout2 vulnerability in environment variable handling

Affected packages
lbreakout2 <= 2.2.2_1


VuXML ID ad4f6ca4-6720-11d8-9fb5-000a95bc6fae
Discovery 2004-02-21
Entry 2004-02-25

Ulf Härnhammar discovered an exploitable vulnerability in lbreakout2's environmental variable handling. In several instances, the contents of the HOME environmental variable are copied to a stack or global buffer without range checking. A local attacker may use this vulnerability to acquire group-ID `games' privileges.

An exploit for this vulnerability has been published by ``Li0n7 voila fr''.


CVE Name CVE-2004-0158