IRIX Object Server program allows root access

irix-object-server (7430) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The Object Server program in IRIX operating systems could allow root access for both local and remote attackers.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

For IRIX 5.0.x and 5.1.x:
Upgrade to the latest version of IRIX (5.2 or later), as listed in SGI Security Advisory 19960101-01-PX. See References.

— AND —

Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in SGI Security Advisory 19960101-01-PX.

For IRIX 5.2, 6.0, and 6.0.1:
Apply the 1052 patch, as listed in SGI Security Advisory 19960101-01-PX. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • SGI IRIX 5.0
  • SGI IRIX 5.0.1
  • SGI IRIX 5.1
  • SGI IRIX 5.1.1
  • SGI IRIX 5.2
  • SGI IRIX 5.3 XFS
  • SGI IRIX 5.3
  • SGI IRIX 6.0
  • SGI IRIX 6.1

Reported:

Jan 03, 1996

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