Caldera OpenServer /usr/bin/sar buffer overflow

openserver-sar-bo (8989) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Caldera OpenServer is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the /usr/bin/sar program. By passing an overly long string to /usr/bin/sar using the -o or -f command line option, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Apply the patch for this vulnerability, as listed in Caldera International, Inc. Security Advisory CSSA-2002-SCO.17. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • SCO Caldera OpenServer 5.0.5

Reported:

May 01, 2002

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