SunOS restore utility could allow elevated privileges

sun-restore-gain-privileges (6695) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

SunOS could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges, caused by a vulnerability in the restore utility. The restore utility is installed suid root. This allows a local attacker with an unprivileged account to use this vulnerability to gain root privileges.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Sun SunOS 4.0
  • Sun SunOS 4.0.1
  • Sun SunOS 4.0.3

Reported:

Jul 26, 1989

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