HP-UX rlpdaemon allows an attacker to create log files

hp-rlpd-create-log (7729) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

The rlpdaemon in HP-UX could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges. A local attacker can create arbitrary files on the system if the rlpdaemon is executed using the -i, -l, and -L flags. By default, the rlpdaemon is setuid root.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

For HP-UX 10.20:
Apply the PHCO_25109 patch, as listed in Hewlett-Packard Security Bulletin HPSBUX0111-176. See References.

For HP-UX 11.00:
Apply the PHCO_25110 patch, as listed in Hewlett-Packard Security Bulletin HPSBUX0111-176. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • HP HP-UX 10.20
  • HP HP-UX 11.00

Reported:

Dec 15, 2001

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