Caldera UnixWare and OpenUnix dtterm command buffer overflow

unixware-openunix-dtterm-bo (7282) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Caldera UnixWare OpenUnix (formerly known as SCO UnixWare and OpenUnix) are vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the dtterm command. By sending a long argument to the dtterm command, a local attacker can overflow a buffer to gain elevated privileges on the system.


Gain Privileges


Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Caldera International, Inc. Security Advisory CSSA-2001-SCO.26. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • SCO Caldera OpenUnix 8.0.0
  • SCO Caldera UnixWare 7


Oct 15, 2001

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