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Overview

Vulnerability Score 7.2 7.2
CVE Id CVE-2001-1017
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:25:28
Published 04 Sep 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-2001-1017

Summary

rmuser utility in FreeBSD 4.2 and 4.3 creates a copy of the master.passwd file with world-readable permissions while updating the original file, which could allow local users to gain privileges by reading the copied file while rmuser is running, obtain the password hashes, and crack the passwords.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Freebsd 4.2

  • Freebsd 4.3


References

XF - rmuser-insecure-password-file(7086)

BID - 3282

FREEBSD - FreeBSD-SA-01:59

OSVDB - 1947


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:36:29