Caldera UnixWare message catalog format string

unixware-msg-catalog-format-string (8113) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Calderas UnixWare could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by improper validation of user-supplied environment variable values. A local attacker could set the LC_MESSAGES environment variable to call a malicious message catalog, which could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Apply the erg711179 patch, as listed in Caldera International, Inc. Security Advisory CSSA-2002-SCO.3. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • SCO Caldera UnixWare 7.1.1

Reported:

Feb 07, 2002

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