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Vulnerability Score 1.2 1.2
CVE Id CVE-2000-0959
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:22:17
Published 19 Dec 2000 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity HIGH
Authentication NONE



glibc2 does not properly clear the LD_DEBUG_OUTPUT and LD_DEBUG environmental variables when a program is spawned from a setuid program, which could allow local users to overwrite files via a symlink attack.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Gnu Glibc


XF - glibc-unset-symlink

BID - 1719

BUGTRAQ - 20000926 bug - LD_DEBUG_OUTPUT follows symlinks

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:35:56