Multiple buffer overflows in the (1) main function in (a) client.c, and the (2) server_setup and (3) server_client_connect functions in (b) server.c in gxine 0.5.9 and earlier allow local users to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) or gain privileges via a long HOME environment variable. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
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