HP Tru64 UNIX "traceroute" contains buffer overflow (SSRT2261)

2002-09-05T00:00:00
ID VU:629289
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2002-09-05T20:10:00

Description

Overview

The HP Tru64 UNIX implementation of "traceroute" contains a locally exploitable buffer overflow.

Description

"traceroute" is used to display the route packets follow from one host to another on the Internet. A locally exploitable buffer overflow in "traceroute" may permit a local attacker to gain elevated privileges and execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable host.


Impact

A local user may be able to gain elevated privileges and execute arbitrary code.


Solution

Apply a patch.


Vendor Information

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Updated: September 05, 2002

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

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Vendor Information

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Addendum

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References

http://wwss1pro.compaq.com/support/reference_library/viewdocument.asp?source=SRB0039W.xml&dt=11

Acknowledgements

This document was written by Ian A Finlay.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | None
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Severity Metric: | 7.50
Date Public: | 2002-08-30
Date First Published: | 2002-09-05
Date Last Updated: | 2002-09-05 20:10 UTC
Document Revision: | 6