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Buffer overflow in rsh on AIX may allow local users to gain root priveleges via a long command line argument.
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Date Entry Created
20020501 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 (20020502)
Votes (Legacy)
ACCEPT(1) Green
MODIFY(1) Frech
NOOP(4) Cole, Cox, Foat, Wall
REJECT(1) Christey
Comments (Legacy)
 Christey> Acknowledged by vendor (Troy Bollinger no less ;-) in:
   BUGTRAQ:20010612 Re: (forw) rsh bufferoverflow on AIX 4.2
   HOWEVER... this looks like a rediscovery of CVE-1999-0101.
   Troy's June 2001 response mentions a gethostbyname() problem
   in 1996, which is CVE-1999-0101.
 Frech> XF:dns-leng-ovf(637)
   Also assigned: CVE-1999-0101
   In description, 'privileges' is misspelled.

Proposed (Legacy)
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