The Hewlett Packard Tru64 "su" command contains a locally exploitable buffer overflow. An exploit for this vulnerability is known to exist and may be circulating.
The Hewlett Packard Tru64 operating system contains a command, known as "su," that allows users to assume the privileges of another user. This program is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.
This vulnerability can be exploited by local non-root users on a machine to cause a denial-of-service condition, or assume the privileges of the root user.
Hewlett Packard has issued a patch that corrects this vulnerability. More information can be found here.
This document was written by Ian A Finlay.
|Date First Published:||2003-03-21|
|Date Last Updated:||2003-04-15 13:57 UTC|