Caldera UnixWare message catalog format string
|unixware-msg-catalog-format-string (8113)||High Risk|
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.
Apply the erg711179 patch, as listed in Caldera International, Inc. Security Advisory CSSA-2002-SCO.3. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Sat Feb 09 2002 - 21:27:05 CST: Unixware Message catalog exploit code.
- Caldera International, Inc. Security Advisory CSSA-2002-SCO.3: UnixWare 7: message catalog environment variable vulnerability.
- BID-4060: Caldera UnixWare Message Catalog Environment Variable Format String Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0246: Format string vulnerability in the message catalog library functions in UnixWare 7.1.1 allows local users to gain privileges by modifying the LC_MESSAGE environment variable to read other message catalogs containing format strings from setuid programs such as vxprint.
- OSVDB ID: 5331: SCO Unixware LC_MESSAGE Format String
- SCO Caldera UnixWare 7.1.1
Feb 07, 2002
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