IRIX print manager clogin Root Privilege Escalation

1994-08-01T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:8557
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 1994-08-01T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

IRIX contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is triggered when the print manager allows local users to gain root privileges, possibly through the clogin command. This flaw may lead to a loss of integrity.

Solution Description

Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Silicon Graphics, Inc. has released a patch to address this vulnerability.

Short Description

IRIX contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is triggered when the print manager allows local users to gain root privileges, possibly through the clogin command. This flaw may lead to a loss of integrity.

References:

Vendor Specific Solution URL: ftp://ftp.sgi.com/security/ Related OSVDB ID: 8558 Other Advisory URL: ftp://ftp.auscert.org.au/pub/auscert/advisory/AA-94.04.SGI.Irix.sgihelp.Vulnerability ISS X-Force ID: 511 CVE-1999-1219 CIAC Advisory: e-33 CERT: CA-1994-13 Bugtraq ID: 468