Re: Linux GNOME exploit

On Mon, 27 Sep 1999, John Kodis wrote:

> I received the following report of an exploitable buffer overflow in
> one of the Gnome libraries in this morning's Bugtraq feed.  I thought
> that I'd pass it along, as this should clearly get resolved before the
> upcoming stable Gnome release.

If the problem exists at all, it's a Mandrake-specific packaging error,
not anything to do with GNOME. nethack is not part of Red Hat Linux, does
not use GNOME or esound, and is not installed s[ug]id root in the
powertools package.

-- Elliot
The first thing a programmer needs to admit is that any program is by far
more complex than his own mind. Thats why he partitions it into neat
pieces and avoids complexity.

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