1484 : IRIX dmplay DISPLAY String Local Overflow
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A local overflow exists in IRIX. The dmplay program fails to check bounds on strings passed to the DISPLAY variable via the command line, resulting in a buffer overflow. With a specially crafted request, an attacker can execute arbitrary code as root, resulting in a loss of integrity.


Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Third-party Verified
OSVDB: Authentication Required


Upgrade to version 6.4 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.


Silicon Graphics, Inc.



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CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 7.2
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2003-12-31 | Disagree?

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