simpleinit leaves file descriptor open with read/write privileges
|simpleinit-file-descriptor-open (9357)||High Risk|
simpleinit opens a file descriptor for some child processes with read/write access in order to pass instructions to simpleinit. A local attacker with the ability to inherit the file descriptor can use this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges.
No remedy available as of December 1, 2013.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Wed Jun 12 2002 - 22:36:50 CDT: simpleinit root exploit - file descriptor left open.
- BID-5001: Richard Gooch SimpleInit Open File Descriptor Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0767: simpleinit on Linux systems does not close a read/write FIFO file descriptor before creating a child process, which allows the child process to cause simpleinit to execute arbitrary programs with root privileges.
- OSVDB ID: 14437: simpleinit File Descriptor Child Process Arbitrary Command Execution
- Richard Gooch simpleinit 2.0.2
Jun 13, 2002
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