CVE-ID

CVE-1999-0433

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Description
XFree86 startx command is vulnerable to a symlink attack, allowing local users to create files in restricted directories, possibly allowing them to gain privileges or cause a denial of service.
References
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  • SUSE:Mar28,1999
  • BUGTRAQ:19990321 X11R6 NetBSD Security Problem
  • XF:xfree86-temp-directories
Date Entry Created
19990720 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.
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