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Buffer overflow in Linux linuxconf package allows remote attackers to gain root privileges via a long parameter.
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Assigning CNA
MITRE Corporation
Date Record Created
20000111 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 (20000111)
Votes (Legacy)
NOOP(4) Armstrong, Baker, Christey, Stracener
REJECT(2) Frech, Levy
Comments (Legacy)
 Christey> It's not certain whether this is exploitable or not.  An 
   expert (the linuxconf author?) wasn't able to duplicate the
   bug - see
   The original posting with example exploit was
   However - GIAC and the Security Focus incidents list have
   consistently reported that scans are taking place for
   linuxconf, so do the hackers know more than we do?
 Frech> Unless vendor or other confirmation occurs, there has been no corroboration
   of this issue in public forums.
 CHANGE> [Armstrong changed vote from ACCEPT to NOOP]

Proposed (Legacy)
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