HP Tru64 UNIX /usr/bin/ipcs buffer overflow

tru64-ipcs-bo (9613) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Hewlett-Packard (formerly Compaq) Tru64 UNIX is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the /usr/bin/ipcs utility. A local attacker could overflow a buffer in ipcs and execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in HP Tru64 UNIX SECURITY BULLETIN SSRT0794U. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Compaq Tru64 4.0f
  • Compaq Tru64 4.0g
  • Compaq Tru64 5.0a
  • Compaq Tru64 5.1
  • Compaq Tru64 5.1a

Reported:

Jul 16, 2002

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