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swinstall and swmodify commands in SD-UX package in HP-UX systems allow local users to create or overwrite arbitrary files to gain root access.
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  • CERT:CA-96.27.hp_sw_install
  • AUSCERT:AA-96.04
  • XF:hpux-swinstall
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(2) Baker, Prosser
MODIFY(1) Frech
NOOP(1) Christey
Comments (Legacy)
 Frech> (keep current XF: reference, and add)
 Christey> Perhaps this should be split, per SF-LOC.
 Christey> CIAC:H-81
   HP:HPSBUX9707-064  references CERT:CA-96.27
   The original AUSCERT advisory says that the programs "create
   files in an insecure manner" and "Exploit details involving
   this vulnerability have been made publicly available." which
   leads one to assume that the following original Bugtraq post
   provides the details for a standard symlink problem:
   BUGTRAQ:19961005 swinst,bug

Proposed (Legacy)
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