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Gentoo: setiathome buffer overflow vulnerability Print E-mail
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Gentoo There is a buffer overflow in the server responds handler of seti at home.

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          PACKAGE : setiathome
          SUMMARY : buffer overflow
             DATE : 2003-04-09 10:57 UTC
          EXPLOIT : remote
    FIXED VERSION : >=3.08
              CVE : 

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- From advisory:

"There is a buffer overflow in the server responds handler. Sending an 
overly large string followed by a newline ('\n') character to the 
client will trigger this overflow. This has been tested with various 
versions of the client. All versions are presumed to have this flaw in 
some form."

Read the full advisory at:


It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
app-sci/setiathome upgrade to setiathome-3.08 as follows:

emerge sync
emerge setiathome
emerge clean

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