chuid could allow a remote attacker to change a file`s ownership

chuid-unauthorized-ownership-change (7976) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


The chuid utility could allow a remote attacker to change the ownership of a file outside of the designated upload directory by using "dot dot" sequences (..) when requesting a file.


Gain Privileges


Upgrade to the latest version of chuid (1.3 or later), available from the Scott Web site. See References.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Jan 21 2002 - 14:24:59 CST: security vulnerability in chuid.
  • Scott Web site: Scripts and Programs.
  • BID-3937: CHUID Upload Directory Escaping File Owner Changing Vulnerability
  • BID-3938: CHUID Privileged File Owner Changing Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0144: Directory traversal vulnerability in chuid 1.2 and earlier allows remote attackers to change the ownership of files outside of the upload directory via a .. (dot dot) attack.
  • CVE-2002-0145: chuid 1.2 and earlier does not properly verify the ownership of files that will be changed, which allows remote attackers to change files owned by other users, such as root.
  • OSVDB ID: 8987: chuid Traversal Arbitrary File Ownership Manipulation

Platforms Affected:

  • Scott Parish chuid prior to 1.3


Jan 21, 2002

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