Re: Linux GNOME exploit

Elliot Lee <> writes:

> 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.

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