DIGITAL UNIX Advanced File System local user rights escalation

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

Description:

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


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

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

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

Reported:

Apr 30, 1998

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