Ecartis does not drop root privileges

ecartis-root-privileges (8444) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Ecartis (formerly Listar) does not properly drop root privileges, if the "lock-to-user" option is not set. A local attacker could use this vulnerability to gain root privileges on the system.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

No remedy available as of July 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Sun Mar 10 2002 - 17:57:33 CST: Ecartis/Listar multiple vulnerabilities.
  • BID-4277: Ecartis/Listar Insecure Privilege Dropping Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0469: Ecartis (formerly Listar) 1.0.0 in snapshot 20020125 and earlier does not properly drop privileges when Ecartis is installed setuid-root, lock-to-user is not set, and ecartis is called by certain MTA's, which could allow local users to gain privileges.
  • OSVDB ID: 9799: Ecartis Incorrect Privilege Dropping

Platforms Affected:

  • Ecartis Ecartis 1.0.0

Reported:

Mar 10, 2002

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