83384 : IRIX Cadmin chost Local Privilege Escalation
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
1998-08-05

Description

IRIX contains a flaw that may allow an attacker to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is triggered when chost in the Cadmin package uses its SUID privileges to carry out actions. This may allow a local attacker to edit protected files such as the /etc/passwd file and gain escalated privileges.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Misconfiguration
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Workaround
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Uncoordinated Disclosure
OSVDB: Authentication Required

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: chmod -s /usr/Cadmin/bin/*.

Products

Silicon Graphics, Inc.
IRIX
5.3

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