CVE-ID

CVE-1999-1095

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Description
sort creates temporary files and follows symbolic links, which allows local users to modify arbitrary files that are writable by the user running sort, as observed in updatedb and other programs that use sort.
References
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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)
MODIFY(1) Frech
NOOP(3) Christey, Cole, Foat
Comments (Legacy)
 Frech> XF:sort-tmp-file-symlink(7182)
 Christey> This issue clearly has a long history.
   CALDERA:CSSA-2002-SCO.21
   URL:http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/linux/caldera/2002-q2/0018.html
   CALDERA:CSSA-2002-SCO.2
   URL:http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/linux/caldera/2002-q1/0002.html
   (There are 2 Caldera advisories because one is for Open UNIX
   and UnixWare, and the other is for OpenServer)
   
   XF:openserver-sort-symlink(9218)
   URL:http://www.iss.net/security_center/static/9218.php

Proposed (Legacy)
20010912
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