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root privileges via buffer overflow in xlock command on SGI IRIX systems.
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  • CERT:CA-97.21.sgi_buffer_overflow
  • AUSCERT:AA-97.24.IRIX.xlock.buffer.overflow.vul
  • XF:sgi-xlockbo
  • SGI:19970508-02-PX
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 (19990623)
Votes (Legacy)
ACCEPT(3) Levy, Ozancin, Prosser
NOOP(1) Baker
RECAST(1) Frech
REJECT(1) Christey
Comments (Legacy)
 Frech> XF:xlock-bo (also add)
   As per xlock-bo, also appears on AIX, BSDI, DG/UX, FreeBSD, Solaris, and
   several Linii.
   Also, don't you mean to cite SGI:19970502-02-PX? The one you list is
 Levy> Notice that this xlock overflow is the same as in
   CA-97.13. CA-97.21 simply is a reminder.
 Christey> As pointed out by Elias, CA-97.21 states: "For more
   information about vulnerabilities in xlock... see CA-97.13"
   CA-97.13 = CVE-1999-0038.
   This may also be a duplicate with CVE-1999-0306.
   See exploits at:
   Sun also has this problem, at

Proposed (Legacy)
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