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Format string vulnerability in artsd, when called by artswrapper, allows local users to gain privileges via format strings in the -a argument, which results in an error message that is not properly handled in a call to the arts_fatal function.
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Date Entry Created
20020801 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 (20020830)
Votes (Legacy)
ACCEPT(1) Baker
MODIFY(1) Frech
NOOP(3) Cole, Cox, Wall
REJECT(1) Foat
Comments (Legacy)
 Foat> Artsd was supposedly vulnerable to a format string vulneraibity
   resulting in elevated privileges because it called command (artscontrol) and was
   installed suid root. The problem was supposed to affect Red Hat 7.2. We looked
   at two different install of 7.2, neither of which had artsd nor artscontrol
   installed suid root.
 Frech> XF:artswrapper-artsd-format-string(9813)

Proposed (Legacy)
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