Caldera OpenServer scoadmin symlink

openserver-scoadmin-symlink (9210) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Caldera OpenServer could allow a local attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on the system, caused by the insecure creation of temporary files by the scoadmin utility. A local attacker could create symbolic link from a file in /tmp to any file on the system, which would be overwritten when the scoadmin command is executed.


Consequences:

File Manipulation

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate fixed binaries for your system, as listed in Caldera International, Inc. Security Advisory CSSA-2002-SCO.22. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • SCO Caldera OpenServer 5.0.5
  • SCO Caldera OpenServer 5.0.6

Reported:

May 28, 2002

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