PHP Net Toolpack traceroute uses insecure path

phpnettoolpack-traceroute-insecure-path (8484) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The traceroute program in PHP Net Toolpack uses an insecure search path. A local attacker could create a malicious traceroute program containing arbitrary code, which would be executed on the system when the traceroute program is called.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Mar 18 2002 - 02:42:38 CST: PHP Net Toolpack: input validation error.
  • BID-4304: PHPNetToolpack Insecure Search Path Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0470: PHPNetToolpack 0.1 relies on its environment's PATH to find and execute the traceroute program, which could allow local users to gain privileges by inserting a Trojan horse program into the search path.
  • OSVDB ID: 12012: PHPNetToolpack PATH Subversion Local Privilege Escalation

Platforms Affected:

  • Samuli Tuomola PHP Net Toolpack 0.1 and prior

Reported:

Mar 18, 2002

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