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Buffer overflow in Vixie cron allows local users to gain root access via a long MAILTO environment variable in a crontab file.
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Assigning CNA
MITRE Corporation
Date Record Created
19991208 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)
Proposed (19991214)
Votes (Legacy)
MODIFY(2) Cole, Frech
NOOP(1) Baker
REJECT(3) Blake, Christey, Stracener
Comments (Legacy)
 Cole> 611 is the mail to listed above but 759 is for the mail from and
   should be listed as a separate vulenrability.
 Blake> This does not appear materially different from CVE-1999-0768
 Christey> This is an apparent duplicate of CVE-1999-0768.
   REDHAT:RHSA-1999:030-02 describes two issues, one of which is
   CVE-1999-0768, and the other is CVE-1999-0769.
 Stracener> This is a duplicate of candidate CVE-1999-0768.
 Frech> XF:cron-sendmail-bo-root
 Christey> BID:759 is improperly assigned to this candidate and doesn't
   even describe it.  It may have been inadvertently copied
   from CVE-1999-0873.

Proposed (Legacy)
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