isdn4linux ipppd local format string
|isdn4linux-ipppd-format-string (9811)||High Risk|
isdn4linux has a format string vulnerability in the ipppd utility. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute code on the system with root privileges.
For SuSE Linux:
Upgrade to the latest i4l package as listed below. Refer to SuSE Security Announcement SuSE-SA:2002:030 for more information. See References.
SuSE Linux: 8.0 (Intel): 2002.7.31-0 or later
SuSE Linux: 7.3 (Intel, Sparc, and PPC): 2002.7.31-0 or later
For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.
- Full-Disclosure Mailing List, Wed Aug 14 2002 - 07:56:58 CDT: Local Root Exploit .
- ISDN4Linux Web site: ISDN4Linux.
- VulnWatch Mailing List, Fri Aug 09 2002 - 17:54:32 CDT : Local Root Exploit . (From Neohapsis archive)
- BID-5437: ISDN4Linux IPPPD Device String SysLog Format String Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0851: Format string vulnerability in ISDN Point to Point Protocol (PPP) daemon (ipppd) in the ISDN4Linux (i4l) package allows local users to gain root privileges via format strings in the device name command line argument, which is not properly handled in a call to syslog.
- OSVDB ID: 5067: ISDN4Linux ipppd Local Format String Privilege Escalation
- Fritz Elfert isdn4linux
- SUSE SuSE Linux 7.3
- SUSE SuSE Linux 8.0
Aug 09, 2002
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