8336 : SCO UnixWare /usr/bin/X11/Xsco Command Overflow
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
1999-11-26

Description

A local overflow exists in SCO UnixWare. UnixWare fails to check the boundary of arguments supplied to the "Xsco" command, resulting in a buffer overflow. By passing an overly long argument (argv[1]) to Xsco, an local attacker can cause a buffer overflow and gain superuser privileges, resulting in a loss of integrity.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Exploit: Exploit Public

Solution

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

Products

Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
SCO UnixWare
7.0
7.0.1
7.1

References

Credit

  • K2 - ktwoktwo.ca -

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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