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Linux gpm daemon allows arbitrary file removal

Vulnerability Note VU#25701

Original Release Date: 2001-05-25 | Last Revised: 2002-09-13

Overview

gpm version 1.19.2 and earlier are vulnerable due to a flaw that allows a local user to delete arbitrary files.

Description

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.

Impact

A user with console access can use this vulnerability to delete any file of his choosing.

Solution

Upgrade to gpm version 1.19.3 or later.

Vendor Information

25701
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Caldera

Notified:  July 20, 2000 Updated:  September 13, 2002

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

Caldera Systems has released a security advisory at http://www.caldera.com/support/security/advisories/CSSA-2000-024.0.txt.

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Conectiva

Updated:  May 25, 2001

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

Conectiva has released a security advisory at http://distro.conectiva.com/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000240.

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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MandrakeSoft

Updated:  May 25, 2001

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

MandrakeSoft has released a security advisory at http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/2000/MDKSA-2000-025.php3?dis=6.0.

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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Red Hat Inc.

Updated:  May 25, 2001

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

RedHat has released a security advisiory at http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2000-045-01.html.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

It is unknown whether Red Hat linux is vulnerable to this specific vulnerability.

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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Credit

This document was written by Andy Moore.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2000-0667
Severity Metric: 3.04
Date Public: 2000-07-27
Date First Published: 2001-05-25
Date Last Updated: 2002-09-13 17:21 UTC
Document Revision: 11

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