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rootsh Escape Sequences Logging Security Bypass

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Release Date:  2004-12-09    Views:  7,961

Secunia Advisory SA13405

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


A security issue has been reported in rootsh, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to bypass the logging functionality.

The problem is caused due to an input validation error when handling certain xterm escape sequences. This can be exploited to generate empty syslog messages, allowing users to hide their actions in a syslog-only environment.


Solution:
Update to version 1.4.1.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by vendor.

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