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RHSA-2001:072: Updated man package fixing GID security problems.

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RHSA-2001:072: Updated man package fixing GID security problems.

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
10/10/2001
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated man packages fixing a local GID man exploit and a potential GID man to root exploit, as well as a problem with the man paths of Red Hat Linux 5.x and 6.x.

Users could gain access to the GID man by overrunning a buffer in the ultimate_source() function. Users with GID man could get root access by creating man pages with filenames containing escape characters. Furthermore, the previous errata package hardcoded Red Hat Linux 7.x man paths even on Red Hat Linux 5.x and 6.x.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-man

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