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Overview

Vulnerability Score 7.2 7.2
CVE Id CVE-1999-1095
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:18:42
Published 06 Oct 1997 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Integrity Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE

CVE-1999-1095

Summary

sort creates temporary files and follows symbolic links, which allows local users to modify arbitrary files that are writable by the user running sort, as observed in updatedb and other programs that use sort.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Redhat Linux 4.1

  • Slackware Linux 3.3


References

BUGTRAQ - 19980303 updatedb stuff

BUGTRAQ - 19971006 KSR[T] Advisory #3: updatedb / crontabs

BUGTRAQ - 19980302 overwrite any file with updatedb


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:35:16