smail Signal Handling Local Privilege Escalation

2005-03-25T21:41:51
ID OSVDB:15066
Type osvdb
Reporter Sean(infamous41md@hotpop.com)
Modified 2005-03-25T21:41:51

Description

Vulnerability Description

smail contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is related to signal handling. No further details have been provided.

Solution Description

Currently, there are no known official upgrades or patches to correct this issue. It is possible to fix the flaw by implementing the patch submitted by the researcher (see reference urls).

Short Description

smail contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is related to signal handling. No further details have been provided.

References:

Vendor URL: http://www.weird.com/~woods/projects/smail.html Security Tracker: 1013564 Secunia Advisory ID:15285 Secunia Advisory ID:14733 Related OSVDB ID: 15065 Other Advisory URL: http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-722 Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2005-03/0462.html Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2005-03/0474.html Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2005-03/0459.html Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2005-03/0435.html CVE-2005-0893