Caldera UnixWare message catalog format string

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


Gain Privileges


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


Platforms Affected:

  • SCO Caldera UnixWare 7.1.1


Feb 07, 2002

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