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Roaring Penguin pppoe (rp-ppoe), if installed or configured to run setuid root contrary to its design, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files. NOTE: the developer has publicly disputed the claim that this is a vulnerability because pppoe "is NOT designed to run setuid-root." Therefore this identifier applies *only* to those configurations and installations under which pppoe is run setuid root despite the developer's warnings.
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Assigning CNA
MITRE Corporation
Date Record Created
20040614 Disclaimer: The record 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)
Assigned (20040614)
Votes (Legacy)
NOOP(1) Christey
Comments (Legacy)
 Christey> In addition to the public statement made to Bugtraq, David
   F. Skoll, the developer of pppoe, says:
  > CVE-2004-0564 is a
  > bogus "vulnerability".  rp-pppoe is NOT meant to be installed
  > setuid-root.  One might as well file a "vulnerability" on "cat"
  > because if "cat" is setuid-root, then an "attacker" can read any file
  > on the system.
  > This vulnerability is more properly a Debian vulnerability because
  > Debian ... insecurely installs rp-pppoe suid-root.
  > Please add my comments to the "Comments" field of the CVE; I don't think
  > it should be blessed with an official listing.

Proposed (Legacy)
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