Vulnerability Note VU#115731

HP Tru64 UNIX "quot" contains buffer overflow (SSRT2191)

Original Release date: 09 Sep 2002 | Last revised: 09 Sep 2002


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


"quot" is used to summarize file system ownership. A locally exploitable buffer overflow in "quot" 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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VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Hewlett-Packard CompanyAffected-09 Sep 2002
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This vulnerability was discovered by SNOsoft.

This document was written by Ian A Finlay & Jason A. Rafail.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 22 May 2002
  • Date First Published: 09 Sep 2002
  • Date Last Updated: 09 Sep 2002
  • Severity Metric: 3.75
  • Document Revision: 8


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