DescriptionBuffer overflow in the mtink status monitor, as included in the printer-drivers package in Mandrake Linux, allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a long HOME environment variable.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
mtink (PTS)stretch1.0.16-9fixed
bookworm, sid1.0.16-13fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
mtinksource(unstable)(not affected)


- mtink <not-affected> (Not installed setuid or setgid, so this is not exploitable)
HOME overflow was fixed in mainSrc/rcfile.c, but not in
chooser/mtinkc.c's version, which goes into mtinkc

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