Cray UNICOS script and nu command line buffer overflow
|unicos-command-line-bo (24276)||High Risk|
Cray UNICOS is vulnerable to a command line buffer overflow in the /usr/bin/script and /etc/nu binaries. By sending an overly long command line argument to one of the affected binaries, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.
No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.
- Neohapsis Archives - Full Disclosure List - #0343: SUID root overflows in UNICOS and partial shellcode.
- BID-16205: Cray UNICOS Multiple Local Command Line Argument Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
- CVE-2006-0177: Multiple buffer overflows in Cray UNICOS 18.104.22.168 might allow local users to gain privileges by (1) invoking /usr/bin/script with a long command line argument or (2) setting the -c option of /etc/nu to the name of a file containing a long line.
- OSVDB ID: 22483: UNICOS /usr/bin/script Command Line Argument Local Overflow
- OSVDB ID: 22484: UNICOS /etc/nu -c Option Filename Processing Local Overflow
- Cray UNICOS 22.214.171.124
Jan 10, 2006
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