Debian Security Advisory DSA 484-1 (xonix)

Published: 2008-01-17 21:41:51
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:


Technical Details:
Steve Kemp discovered a vulnerability in xonix, a game, where an external program was invoked while retaining setgid privileges. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain gid 'games'. For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem will be fixed in version 1.4-19woody1. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon. We recommend that you update your xonix Linux Distribution Package.

The remote host is missing an update to xonix announced via advisory DSA 484-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

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