Load Sharing Facility eauth component allows code execution

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

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

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

References:

Platforms Affected:

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

Reported:

Feb 23, 2004

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