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HP Tru64 UNIX "su" command vulnerable to buffer overflow

Vulnerability Note VU#229867

Original Release Date: 2003-03-21 | Last Revised: 2003-04-15

Overview

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.

Description

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.

Impact

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.

Solution

Hewlett Packard has issued a patch that corrects this vulnerability. More information can be found here.

Vendor Information

229867
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Hewlett-Packard Company

Updated:  August 12, 2002

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

See http://ftp.support.compaq.com/patches/public/Readmes/unix/t64v51b19-c0136900-14951-es-20020730.README.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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

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References

Acknowledgements

This document was written by Ian A Finlay.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2002-0816
Severity Metric: 18.75
Date Public: 2002-07-19
Date First Published: 2003-03-21
Date Last Updated: 2003-04-15 13:57 UTC
Document Revision: 14

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