Vulnerability Note VU#25701
Linux gpm daemon allows arbitrary file removal
gpm version 1.19.2 and earlier are vulnerable due to a flaw that allows a local user to delete arbitrary files.
gpm (General Purpose Mouse) is the program that lets you use the mouse in console mode when not using XWindows. It is usually included in Linux distributions, and can be started from the command line or in the startup script /etc/rc.d/rc.local. A vulnerability in gpm version 1.19.2 and earlier allows local users to delete arbitrary files.
A user with console access can use this vulnerability to delete any file of his choosing.
Upgrade to gpm version 1.19.3 or later.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Caldera||Affected||20 Jul 2000||13 Sep 2002|
|Conectiva||Affected||-||25 May 2001|
|MandrakeSoft||Affected||-||25 May 2001|
|Red Hat Inc.||Unknown||-||25 May 2001|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This document was written by Andy Moore.
- CVE IDs: CAN-2000-0667
- Date Public: 27 Jul 2000
- Date First Published: 25 May 2001
- Date Last Updated: 13 Sep 2002
- Severity Metric: 3.04
- Document Revision: 11
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