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Overview

Vulnerability Score 7.2 7.2
CVE Id CVE-2001-0061
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:23:10
Published 12 Feb 2001 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Integrity Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE

CVE-2001-0061

Summary

procfs in FreeBSD and possibly other operating systems does not properly restrict access to per-process mem and ctl files, which allows local users to gain root privileges by forking a child process and executing a privileged process from the child, while the parent retains access to the child's address space.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Freebsd 3.5.1

  • Freebsd 4.1

  • Freebsd 4.1.1

  • Freebsd 4.2


References

BID - 2130

FREEBSD - FreeBSD-SA-00:77

XF - procfs-elevate-privileges(6106)

OSVDB - 1697


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