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

Vulnerability Note VU#115731

Original Release Date: 2002-09-09 | Last Revised: 2002-09-09


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.


Apply a patch.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Hewlett-Packard Company

Updated:  September 09, 2002



Vendor Statement

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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CVSS Metrics

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Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A



This vulnerability was discovered by SNOsoft.

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

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 3.75
Date Public: 2002-05-22
Date First Published: 2002-09-09
Date Last Updated: 2002-09-09 16:58 UTC
Document Revision: 8

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