Load Sharing Facility eauth component allows code execution

lsf-eauth-execute-code (15282) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Platform Computing's Load Sharing Facility (LSF) could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a vulnerability in eauth. eauth controls authentication within LSF. A local or remote attacker from within a LSF cluster, can log into LSF with a specially-crafted string to cause eauth to fail, allowing the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges.


Gain Access


Apply the patch for this vulnerability, available from the Platform Computing Inc. Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Platform Computing LSF 4.x
  • Platform Computing LSF 5.x
  • Platform Computing LSF 6.x


Feb 23, 2004

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