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Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow')

CVE-2009-5041

Severity High
Score 9.8/10

Summary

overkill has buffer overflow via long player names that can corrupt data on the server machine

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-120 - Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow')

The program copies an input buffer to an output buffer without verifying that the size of the input buffer is less than the size of the output buffer, leading to a buffer overflow.

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