Debian Security Advisory DSA 484-1 (xonix)

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

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Recommendations:
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20484-1

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.

Summary:
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)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2004-0157

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/10149

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.6

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