SGI IRIX contains buffer overflow vulnerability in "cpr" program

ID VU:888459
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2003-08-20T19:39:00



A vulnerability in cpr may allow a local attacker execute arbitrary code.


SGI describes cpr as follows:

IRIX Checkpoint and Restart (CPR) offers a set of user-transparent software management tools, allowing system administrators, operators, and users with suitable privileges to suspend a job or a set of jobs in mid-execution, and restart them later on. The jobs may be running on a single machine or on an array of networking connected machines. CPR may be used to enhance system availability, provide load and resource control or balancing, and to facilitate simulation or modeling.
A buffer overflow in cpr may allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code. For more details, please see SGI Security Advisory 20020409-01-I.


A local attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.


Upgrade to IRIX 6.5.11 or later.

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Updated: August 20, 2003



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This vulnerability was discovered by TESO Security.

This document was written by Ian A Finlay.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | CVE-2002-0173
Severity Metric: | 11.25
Date Public: | 2002-04-30
Date First Published: | 2003-08-20
Date Last Updated: | 2003-08-20 19:39 UTC
Document Revision: | 7