Vulnerability Note VU#173977

HP Tru64 UNIX "ps" contains buffer overflow (SSRT2256)

Original Release date: 10 Sep 2002 | Last revised: 10 Sep 2002

Overview

The HP Tru64 UNIX implementation of "ps" contains a locally exploitable buffer overflow.

Description

"ps" is used to display information about running processes. A locally exploitable buffer overflow in "ps" may permit a local attacker to gain elevated privileges and execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable host.

Impact

A local user may be able to gain elevated privileges and execute arbitrary code.

Solution

Apply a patch.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Hewlett-Packard CompanyAffected-10 Sep 2002
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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References

Credit

This document was written by Ian A Finlay.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 30 Aug 2002
  • Date First Published: 10 Sep 2002
  • Date Last Updated: 10 Sep 2002
  • Severity Metric: 5.62
  • Document Revision: 6

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