Debian Security Advisory

DSA-691-1 abuse -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
07 Mar 2005
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2005-0098, CVE-2005-0099.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in abuse, the SDL port of the Abuse action game. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CAN-2005-0098

    Erik Sjölund discovered several buffer overflows in the command line handling, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code with elevated privileges since it is installed setuid root.

  • CAN-2005-0099

    Steve Kemp discovered that abuse creates some files without dropping privileges first, which may lead to the creation and overwriting of arbitrary files.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 2.00+-3woody4.

The unstable distribution (sid) does not contain an abuse package anymore.

We recommend that you upgrade your abuse package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.