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Vulnerability Score 2.1 2.1
CVE Id CVE-2001-1029
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:25:30
Published 20 Sep 2001 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



libutil in OpenSSH on FreeBSD 4.4 and earlier does not drop privileges before verifying the capabilities for reading the copyright and welcome files, which allows local users to bypass the capabilities checks and read arbitrary files by specifying alternate copyright or welcome files.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Freebsd 4.4


  • Openbsd Openssh 4.5


XF - bsd-libutil-privilege-dropping(8697)

BUGTRAQ - 20010920 Local vulnerability in libutil derived with FreeBSD 4.4-RC (and earlier)

OSVDB - 6073

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:36:30