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Buffer overflow in the XDMCP parsing code of GNOME gdm, KDE kdm, and wdm allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands or cause a denial of service via a long FORWARD_QUERY request.
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Assigning CNA
MITRE Corporation
Date Record Created
20000711 Disclaimer: The record creation date may reflect when the CVE ID was allocated or reserved, and does not necessarily indicate when this vulnerability was discovered, shared with the affected vendor, publicly disclosed, or updated in CVE.
Phase (Legacy)
Proposed (20000712)
Votes (Legacy)
MODIFY(2) Frech, Levy
NOOP(2) LeBlanc, Wall
REVIEWING(2) Christey, Ozancin
Comments (Legacy)
 Levy> The BID 1233 vulns is different from the other ones. BID 1233 uses
   a FORWARD_QUERY request to overflow an in_addr structure via a memmove
   in daemon/xdmcp.c, gdm_xdmcp_handle_forward_query(). In BID 1370
   a buffer is overflowed by a sprintf in xdmcp.c, send_failed().
 Frech> XF:gnome-gdm-bo(4530)
 Christey> MANDRAKE:MDKSA-2001:070
 Christey> BUGTRAQ:20000527 gdm exploit
   Consider REDHAT:RHSA-2000:027
 Christey> RHSA-2000:027 confirmed via Mark Cox

Proposed (Legacy)
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