Vulnerability Note VU#593571
SCO UnixWare uux contains buffer overflow via long string of characters sent as command line argument
A buffer overflow in uux, 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 uux 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 ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/security/unixware/sr847405/.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|SCO||Affected||-||27 Jul 2001|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
- VU#677611 VU#200123 VU#206019 VU#971179 VU#593571 VU#489995
This vulnerability was reported in a Caldera-SCO security advisory.
This document was written by Jason Rafail.
- 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: 10
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