Sun Microsystems Inc. Information for VU#336083

Uudecode performs inadequate checks on user-specified output files



Vendor Statement

Sun does not believe that this is a security risk as uudecode is functioning as expected and documented. This is an issue if uudecode is blindly executed by a mail reader or other software application. For example if the following /etc/mail/aliases entry is uncommented:

# decode: "|/usr/bin/uudecode"

There aren't any tools in the standard Solaris distribution which require uudecode to be run with privileges.

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