82751 : IRIX pkgadjust Local Privilege Escalation
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
1996-01-27

Description

IRIX contains a flaw that may allow an attacker to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue may allow a local attacker to manipulate the settings within pkgadjust, which will grant escalated privileges.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Other
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Workaround
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Vendor Verified, Uncoordinated Disclosure

Solution

Currently, there are no known upgrades or patches to correct this vulnerability. It is possible to temporarily work around the flaw by implementing the following workaround:
# /sbin/chmod 755 /usr/pkg/bin/pkgadjust
# /sbin/chmod 755 /usr/pkg/bin/abspath

Products

Silicon Graphics, Inc.
SGI IRIX
5.3

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