DIGITAL UNIX Advanced File System local user rights escalation

dgux-advfs-softlinks (7431) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


The Advanced File System utility in DIGITAL UNIX could allow an authorized local user to gain unauthorized privileges.


Gain Privileges


Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in CIAC Information Bulletin I-050. See References.


  • CIAC Information Bulletin I-050: Digital UNIX softlinks - advfs Vulnerability.
  • CVE-1999-1044: Vulnerability in Advanced File System Utility (advfs) in Digital UNIX 4.0 through 4.0d allows local users to gain privileges.
  • OSVDB ID: 8760: OSF Advanced File System Utility (advfs) fstab.advfsd.lockfile Symlink Privilege Escalation

Platforms Affected:

  • Data General DG/UX


Apr 30, 1998

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