Vulnerability Note VU#584243
HP Tru64 UNIX "dtsession" contains buffer overflow (SSRT2282)
The HP Tru64 UNIX implementation of "dtsession" contains a locally exploitable buffer overflow.
From the HP Tru64 UNIX reference pages, the "dtsession" utility "provides ICCCM 1.1 compliant session management functionality during a user's session, the time from login to logout. It launches a window manager and allows for saving a session, restoring a session, locking a session, launching screen savers and allocating colors for desktop compatible clients." A locally exploitable buffer overflow in "dtsession" may permit a local attacker to gain elevated privileges and execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable host.
A local user may be able to gain elevated privileges and execute arbitrary code.
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Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Hewlett-Packard Company||Affected||12 Jul 2002||13 Sep 2002|
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Thanks to KF for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Ian A Finlay.
- CVE IDs: Unknown
- Date Public: 30 Aug 2002
- Date First Published: 13 Sep 2002
- Date Last Updated: 13 Sep 2002
- Severity Metric: 7.50
- Document Revision: 11
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