efax -d command line option could allow an attacker to read arbitrary files

efax-d-read-files (7921) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


efax could allow a local attacker to read arbitrary files on the system. A local attacker could use the -d command line option to read arbitrary files on the system as euid of efax. If efax is installed suid root, an attacker can use this vulnerability to read arbitrary root-owned files.


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No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


Platforms Affected:

  • eFax efax 0.8a
  • eFax efax 0.9
  • eFax efax 0.9a


Jan 16, 2002

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