Caldera OpenServer scoadmin symlink

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


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.


File Manipulation


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


Platforms Affected:

  • SCO Caldera OpenServer 5.0.5
  • SCO Caldera OpenServer 5.0.6


May 28, 2002

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