SGI FAM daemon fails to properly enforce permissions

sgi-fam-insecure-permissions (9880) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

File Alteration Monitor (FAM) fails to properly enforce permissions. A local attacker with the ability to obtain the file names of FAM files that should only be readable by root could use this vulnerability to possibly gain read and write permissions on these files.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody):
Upgrade to the latest version of FAM (2.6.6.1-5.2 or later), as listed in DSA-154-1. See References.

For FreeBSD Ports Collection:
Upgrade to the latest ports collection, as listed in FreeBSD Security Notice FreeBSD-SN-02:05. See References.

For Red Hat Linux: Refer to RHSA-2005:005-04 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • FreeBSD FreeBSD Ports Collection
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium

Reported:

Aug 15, 2002

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