FTE contains a vulnerability in the processing of certain environment variables that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
FTE is a text editor available for a variety of operating systems. There is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the way FTE performs bounds checking on certain environment variables. By supplying an overly long string of characters for the HOME or TERM environment variable, a local user could execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the FTE process. Typically, FTE is installed with setuid root privileges.
A local user could execute arbitrary code with privileges of the FTE process.
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This vulnerability was reported by Steve Kemp.
|Date First Published:||2004-04-16|
|Date Last Updated:||2004-04-16 13:16 UTC|