SGI Information for VU#299816

Common Desktop Environment (CDE) ToolTalk RPC database server (rpc.ttdbserverd) does not adequately validate file operations



Vendor Statement

SGI acknowledges the ToolTalk vulnerabilities reported by CERT and is currently investigating. No further information is available at this time.

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Vendor Information

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

Vendor References



Please refer to SGI Security Advisories 20021101-01-P (CDE ToolTalk) and 20021102-01-P (IRIX ToolTalk).

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