Debian Bug report logs - #278878
rockdodger: obscure buffer overflows

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Package: rockdodger; Maintainer for rockdodger is Martin A. Godisch <>; Source for rockdodger is src:rockdodger.

Reported by: Ulf Härnhammar <>

Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:18:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: patch, security

Found in version 0.6.0a-1

Fixed in version rockdodger/0.6.0a-2

Done: Andreas Bombe <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#278878; Package rockdodger. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Ulf Härnhammar <>
Subject: rockdodger: obscure buffer overflows
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 01:06:13 +0200
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Subject: rockdodger: obscure buffer overflows
Package: rockdodger
Version: 0.6.0a-1
Severity: normal
Tags: security patch


rockdodger suffers from some obscure buffer overflows. They are placed in
dark corners of the code, so they won't affect all users, but I think they are
worth fixing anyway. I have attached a patch (diff against upstream) that
does so.

// Ulf Harnhammar
   for the
   Debian Security Audit Project

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.27-1-686
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB

Versions of packages rockdodger depends on:
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-18 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libsdl-image1.2             1.2.3-5      image loading library for Simple D
ii  libsdl-mixer1.2             1.2.5-9      mixer library for Simple DirectMed
ii  libsdl1.2debian             1.2.7-10     Simple DirectMedia Layer

-- no debconf information

[rockdodger.sec.patch (text/plain, attachment)]

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From: Andreas Bombe <>
Subject: Bug#278878: fixed in rockdodger 0.6.0a-2
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 22:47:06 -0500
Source: rockdodger
Source-Version: 0.6.0a-2

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
rockdodger, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/r/rockdodger/rockdodger_0.6.0a-2.diff.gz
  to pool/main/r/rockdodger/rockdodger_0.6.0a-2.dsc
  to pool/main/r/rockdodger/rockdodger_0.6.0a-2_i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Andreas Bombe <> (supplier of updated rockdodger package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 04:12:26 +0100
Source: rockdodger
Binary: rockdodger
Architecture: source i386
Version: 0.6.0a-2
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Andreas Bombe <>
Changed-By: Andreas Bombe <>
 rockdodger - Dodge and blow up rocks with your spaceship
Closes: 275634 278878
 rockdodger (0.6.0a-2) unstable; urgency=low
   * Show icon in menu entry (closes: #275634).
   * Fix possible buffer overflow from contents of HOME environment variable
     (closes: #278878).
 444ea3f21ab8ed7473e60d417dc0c2e5 632 games optional rockdodger_0.6.0a-2.dsc
 581903f23293f16fc772421fc299bfa1 4007 games optional rockdodger_0.6.0a-2.diff.gz
 7192f00b4fd7d46a8fbc21ec0ebac821 392500 games optional rockdodger_0.6.0a-2_i386.deb

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