1484 : IRIX dmplay DISPLAY String Local Overflow
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2000-08-02

Description

A local overflow exists in IRIX. The dmplay program fails to check bounds on strings passed to the DISPLAY variable via the command line, resulting in a buffer overflow. With a specially crafted request, an attacker can execute arbitrary code as root, resulting in a loss of integrity.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Third-party Verified
OSVDB: Authentication Required

Solution

Upgrade to version 6.4 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

Silicon Graphics, Inc.
IRIX
6.2
6.3

References

Credit

  • Last Stage of Delirium Research Group - contactlsd-pl.net - Last Stage of Delirium Research Group

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 7.2
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2003-12-31 | Disagree?

Access_vector_0 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_2 Integrity_impact_2 Availability_impact_2

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