SGI IRIX /usr/sbin/searchbook creates files with insecure permissions
|irix-searchbook-permissions (7575)||Medium Risk|
The searchbook program in SGI IRIX creates files with insecure permissions. Searchbook creates the iconbook and searchbook desktop files with mode 666. A remote attacker with a valid local account could exploit this vulnerability to delete or modify arbitrary data.
Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in SGI Security Advisory 19961201-01-PX. See References.
- SGI Security Advisory 19961201-01-PX: Permissions issue with IRIX 5.0.x, 5.1.x, 5.2, 5.3, 6.0.x, 6.1 and 6.2 Desktop searchbook Program.
- BID-463: IRIX searchbook Vulnerability
- CVE-1999-1401: Vulnerability in Desktop searchbook program in IRIX 5.0.x through 6.2 sets insecure permissions for certain user files (iconbook and searchbook).
- OSVDB ID: 8563: IRIX Desktop searchbook Insecure Permission Privilege Escalation
- 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
- SGI IRIX 5.3 XFS
- SGI IRIX 6.0
- SGI IRIX 6.0.1
- SGI IRIX 6.0.1 XFS
- SGI IRIX 6.1
- SGI IRIX 6.2
Dec 05, 1996
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