Shotgon 1.1b overflows

Description:Shotgon 1.1b, an svgalib based Linux file manager, apparently has "more than 10 buffer overflows".
Author:PLaGuEZ <dube0866@EUROBRETAGNE.FR>
Compromise: root (local)
Vulnerable Systems:Linux, apparently anything running shotgun, although I suspect that is almost exclusively linux.
Date:16 June 1997 (Ignore his fucked up date)

Date: Sat, 1 Jan 1994 13:52:01 +0100
From: PLaGuEZ <dube0866@EUROBRETAGNE.FR>
Subject: shotgun-1.1b buffer overflow(s)


for those who dont have time to read README files, here is a piece of
advise about a svgalib-based (=suid root) linux file manager called
shotgun (release 1.1b, found on sunsite; is there a newer one ?).

The author writes in this readme file that bound checks are to be
done... Actually, this code badly needs those bound checks ! There
are more than 10 buffer overflows in the code, all while root perms
haven't been dropped, as required by svgalib.

I dont include any exploit, but they're really trivial and are a good
start for those interested in buffer overflows.



   plaguez / libpcap

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