• Severity Rating • Fix Information • Vulnerable Software Versions • SCAP Mappings
Cfingerd with ALLOW_EXECUTION enabled does not properly drop privileges when it executes a program on behalf of the user, allowing local users to gain root privileges.
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  • BUGTRAQ:19990810 Severe bug in cfingerd before 1.4.0
  • BUGTRAQ:19980724 CFINGERD root security hole
  • DEBIAN:19990814
  • XF:cfingerd-privileges
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