Vulnerability Note VU#971179
UUCP package contains multiple buffer overflows via long string of characters sent as command line argument
Several Linux/Unix systems ship with a utility package called UUCP derived from System V. A buffer overflow in components of the UUCP package can allow an intruder to gain elevated privileges.
Several Linux/Unix systems ship with a utility package called UUCP derived from System V. 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 components listed below that can allow a malicious user to gain elevated privileges.
An intruder can gain elevated privileges.
Upgrade to the version of UUCP specified by your vendor.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|SCO||Affected||-||25 Sep 2001|
|Apple||Not Affected||-||26 Sep 2001|
|Cray||Not Affected||-||15 Oct 2001|
|Fujitsu||Not Affected||-||31 Oct 2001|
|IBM||Not Affected||-||26 Sep 2001|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
- VU#677611 VU#200123 VU#206019 VU#971179 VU#593571 VU#489995
This vulnerability was originally 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: 25 Sep 2001
- Date Last Updated: 31 Oct 2001
- Severity Metric: 8.91
- Document Revision: 20