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RHSA-2000:078: traceroute setuid root exploit with multiple -g options

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RHSA-2000:078: traceroute setuid root exploit with multiple -g options

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/19/2000
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

a root exploit and several additional bugs in traceroute have been corrected.

A root exploit due to a segfault when using multiple -g options is fixed for Red Hat Linux 6.x and Red Hat Linux 5.x. A potential denial-of-service attack is alleviated by enforcing a maximum buffer size of 64Kb. On Red Hat Linux 6.x, loose source routing (LSRR) now works correctly.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-traceroute

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