Conectiva Information for VU#153653

Linux dump uses environment variables insecurely, allowing for root compromise


Not Affected

Vendor Statement

Our last mandatory update of the dump package (June 29th, 2000)brought it up to version 0.4b18 and had the SUID bits disabled.

These packages do not have the vulnerability that could give a local attacker root access.

Vendor Information

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

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