Vulnerability Note VU#206019

SCO UnixWare uuxqt contains buffer overflow via long string of characters sent as command line argument

Original Release date: 27 Jul 2001 | Last revised: 27 Jul 2001


A buffer overflow in uuxqt, part of the UUCP package on SCO systems, can allow an intruder to gain elevated privileges.


SCO UnixWare 7 ships with a utility package called UUCP. The UUCP package allows for the copying of files between different UNIX systems and the sending of commands for execution on a remote system. There is a buffer overflow in the uuxqt application, which is part of the package. A malicious user can use these vulnerabilities to gain elevated privileges.


A malicious local user can gain elevated privileges.


Caldera has released binaries that fix the problem. They are located at

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VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
SCOAffected-27 Jul 2001
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This vulnerability was reported in a Caldera-SCO security advisory .

This document was written by Jason Rafail.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 27 Jun 2001
  • Date First Published: 27 Jul 2001
  • Date Last Updated: 27 Jul 2001
  • Severity Metric: 0.18
  • Document Revision: 11


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