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Buffer overflow in Linux su command gives root access to local users.
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  • BUGTRAQ:19990818 slackware-3.5 /bin/su buffer overflow
  • XF:su-bo
Assigning CNA
MITRE Corporation
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)
Modified (19991216)
Votes (Legacy)
ACCEPT(3) Frech, Hill, Northcutt
NOOP(1) Prosser
RECAST(1) Baker
REVIEWING(1) Christey
Comments (Legacy)
 Christey> DUPE CVE-1999-0845?
   Also, ADDREF XF:unixware-su-username-bo
   A report summary by Aleph One states that nobody was able to
   confirm this problem on any Linux distribution.
 Baker> If this is the same as the unixware, the n it is a dupe of 1999-0845.  There is about a two and half month difference in the bugtraq reporting of these.
   Sounds like the same bug however...
 Christey> XF:su-bo no longer seems to exist.
   How about XF:linux-subo(734) ?
   BID:475 also seems to describe the same problem
   ( in which case,
   vsyslog is blamed in:
   BUGTRAQ:19971220 Linux vsyslog() overflow

Proposed (Legacy)
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