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Several startup scripts in SCO OpenServer Enterprise System v 5.0.4p, including S84rpcinit, S95nis, S85tcp, and S89nfs, are vulnerable to a symlink attack, allowing a local user to gain root access.
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  • BUGTRAQ:Feb19,1999
  • XF:sco-startup-scripts
Assigning CNA
MITRE Corporation
Date Entry Created
19990607 Disclaimer: The entry creation date may reflect when the CVE ID was allocated or reserved, and does not necessarily indicate when this vulnerability was discovered, shared with the affected vendor, publicly disclosed, or updated in CVE.
Phase (Legacy)
Proposed (19990726)
Votes (Legacy)
MODIFY(2) Baker, Frech
NOOP(2) Christey, Wall
Comments (Legacy)
 Frech> Neither XFDB nor the BugTraq article (incidentally, shows up as 7 March, not
   19 February) does not mention gaining root access... it says a local user
   "delete or overwrite arbitrary files on the system."
 Baker> By overwriting arbitrary files, one could then gain root access.  I agree with a minor description change to reflect this.
 Christey> Normalize Bugtraq reference to:
   BUGTRAQ:19990307 Little exploit for startup scripts (SCO 5.0.4p).
   Also, SCO:SB-99.17

Proposed (Legacy)
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