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Buffer overflow in mscreen on SCO OpenServer 5.0 and SCO UNIX 3.2v4 allows a local user to gain root access via (1) a long TERM environmental variable and (2) a long entry in the .mscreenrc file.
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Date Entry Created
20010831 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 (20010912)
Votes (Legacy)
ACCEPT(3) Cole, Foat, Stracener
MODIFY(1) Frech
NOOP(1) Wall
REVIEWING(1) Christey
Comments (Legacy)
 Frech> XF:sco-openserver-mscreen-bo(1379)
 Christey> Possible dupe with CVE-1999-1185.

Proposed (Legacy)
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